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Communicating in Organizations, Graduate Certificate

The Communicating in Organizations certificate is a 12-credit hour program designed to provide students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of how communication functions in organizations. Using foundational and current research in the field, students are exposed to organizational communication theory and processes.

Students will take graduate courses that focus on general organizational communication theory, applied organizational communication, communication within specific organizational contexts, and one other course chosen by participants as especially relevant to their own work and interests. All of the coursework can be completed online and in one year.

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Admission Requirements for the Communicating in Organizations Certificate Program

A person seeking a Graduate Certificate in Communicating in Organizations must satisfy the Graduate School admission requirements and must provide a letter of application and an academic writing sample from an undergraduate or graduate course. 

Organizational Communication in Context (6 hours)

  • COMM 528: Comm in the Nonprofit Sector

  • COMM 561: Multinational Organizational Comm

  • COMM 564: Crisis Communication

  • COMM 571: Organizational Communication in the Digital Age

  • COMM 581: Applied Organizational Communication

  • COMM 586: Processes of Group Communication

Strategies for Communicating (6 hours)

  • COMM 523: Health Communication

  • COMM 553: Health Communication Campaigns

  • COMM 566: Corp & Org Advocacy

  • COMM 568: Organizational Identification

  • COMM 578: Interpersonal Communication

  • COMM 590: Intercultural Communication


Total Hours: 12

Jieyoung Kong, Ph.D.
Jieyoung Kong, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor, Graduate Academic Program Coordinator

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 Last Modified 8/21/23