Are you a college graduate seeking an advanced certificate you can tailor to your own personal or professional needs?

Our graduate certificate in digital media delivers a unique mix of substance and flexibility to help you attain your goals. And it places you within easy reach of a master’s degree, to help you advance at a time when synergies among varied skillsets is in high demand.

Certificate Requirements

All of the requirements for the graduate certificate are also requirements for the master’s degree. Students who choose to continue would need to complete an additional M.I.S. seminar, 9 additional elective credit hours, and 6 credit hours of work on a thesis project. In total, completing the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies would require an additional 19 credit hours.

Required Courses

Required Courses: (6 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 512
JOUR-J 301
Social Media Strategies 3
IDIS-D 513
INFO-I 300
Human Computer Interaction 3
Choose one of the Following: (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 513
INFO-I 330
Legal and Social Informatics of Security 3
IDIS-D 513
INFO-I 368
Introduction to Network Science 3
IDIS-D 513
INFO-I 421
Applications of Data Mining 3
IDIS-D 513
INFO-I 441
Interaction Design Practice 3
Choose two of the following: (6 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 511
SPCH-S 307
Crisis Management 3
IDIS-D 511
SPCH-S 333
Public Relations 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-C 327 Writing for Publication 3
IDIS-D 512
JOUR-J 303
Online Journalism 3
IDIS-D 512
JOUR-J 321
Principles of Public Relations 3
IDIS-D 512
JOUR-J 344
Photojournalism Reporting 3
IDIS-D 512
JOUR-J 349
Public Relations Writing 3
IDIS-D 512
JOUR-J 354
Photojournalism Editing 3
IDIS-D 512
JOUR-J 362
Multimedia Reporting 3
IDIS-D 512
JOUR-J 384
Video-journalism 3


Advising in the M.I.S. graduate certificate program takes place both during the admissions process, when the director schedules an initial conversation with the applicant upon receipt of the complete application, and continuously over the course of the program, as individual degree pathways evolve.

For more information, contact Dr. Sara Walsh, director of the M.I.S. program.

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Sara M. Walsh Ph.D.

Director, Master of Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Associate Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice

Crestview Hall 123
Phone: (812) 941-2296

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