Curriculum

Our certificate program is 16 total credit hours and can be completed in as little as two semesters. Throughout your course of study, you will gain a valuable foundation in communication technology and research methods. You'll also have the opportunity to take courses focused on political, strategic and sports communication.

Required Course (4 credits)

CC 648 Public Relations

Available Online in the Spring Semester Only

Addresses in-depth the development of stakeholder relations and communication in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Topics covered include corporate relations, reputation management grassroots organizing, public policy and the media, political communication, social advocacy campaigns, and public diplomacy. Case studies of communication campaigns at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels are used. Students produce and present at least one communication campaign to affect behavior in diverse stakeholder groups.

Choose Any Three Additional Courses (12 credits)
Elective or Track Courses

Elective Course Listing
Number Course Online Credits
CC 652 Emerging Communication Technology Available Online in Fall Semester Only 4
CC 645 Public Opinion Research and Practice Not Available Online 4
CC 608 Public Affairs Not Available Online 4
CC 692 Capstone Course Not Available Online 4
CC 699 Master's Thesis*  Not Available Online 4
CC 648 Public Relations Available Online in Spring Semester Only 4
CC 647 Organizational Communication Not Available Online 4
CC 609 Political Communication Not Available Online 4
CC 623 Public Diplomacy Available Online Semester TBD 4
CC 630 Sports Communication Not Available Online 4
CC 631 Sports Management Not Available Online 4
CC 604 Strategic Planning and the Managerial Process Not Available Online 4
CC 621 Speech Writing and Online Content Development Not Available Online 4
CC 624 Campaign Management Available Online in Fall Semester Only 4
CC 626 Crisis Communication Not Available Online 4
CC 628 Entrepreneurship and Creative Problem Solving Not Available Online 4
CC 636 Negotiation and Group Process Not Available Online 4
CC 640 User Experience Design Available Online in Summer Semester Only 4
CC 643 Global Communication Not Available Online 4
CC 651 Persuasion and Propaganda Not Available Online 4
CC 655 Project Management and Communication Not Available Online 4
CC 690 Internship in Communication Management Not Available Online 4
CC 695 Seminar Topics in Communication Management Not Available Online 4

*Class offerings are subject to change by semester