Certificates of Graduate Study
The Department offers Certificates of Graduate Study (CGS) in Managerial Communication, Public Communication, and Professional Communication.
To earn a Certificate of Graduate Study, individuals must complete a coherent set of four courses chosen under the guidance of a faculty member. Admission requirements, tuition, and fees per CGS course will be the same as for other M.A. courses. All courses successfully completed in the pursuit of a Certificate of Graduate Study will apply toward the Master of Arts degree for those who are interested in continuing their education.
The Certificate of Graduate Study in Managerial Communication
The Certificate of Graduate Study in Managerial Communication is designed for undergraduate degree holders in any academic discipline who are called upon to manage others. Courses focus on effective and ethical means of information transmission and training, persuasion, small group decision-making, conflict management, and intercultural sensitivity and awareness.
The CGS in Managerial Communication consists of the following courses:
|Select 3 or more of the following:|
|Conflict Management and Negotiation in Organizations|
|Communication in Small Groups Applied Theory|
|Communication, Persuasion, and Social Influence|
|Culture, Diversity, and Communication|
Upon successful completion of four courses, the student is awarded the Certificate of Graduate Study in Managerial Communication. Students who entered the program with a previously earned graduate degree are awarded the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Managerial Communication.