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Highly versatile, our graduate certificate in strategic communications teaches students the skill sets needed to plan, produce, execute, and evaluate strategic communication initiatives for a variety of organizations. This program is designed for professionals who work or aspire to work in the field of communications, public relations and advertising that want to cultivate or sharpen their strategic communication skills in message creation, targeting audiences, and integrative digital solutions. 


Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communications

Program Features

  • 15 credits, five courses total
  • Fully online
  • Fall, spring, and summer start dates
  • One year to completion


According to the US Department of Labor’s Outlook Handbook, employment of public relations specialists as well as that of advertising, promotions, and marketing managers is projected to grow 12% from 2012-2022. Examples of the kinds of positions that professionals with strategic communication skills hold include: social media manager, content specialist, campaign manager, communications manager, brand strategist, media director, and public relations specialist. 

Admissions Information

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