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Information Session: Learn about one- and two-year graduate certificate and degree programs in advertising, PR, communication, health communication, sustainability practices.

Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Communication

A designated CGS consists of courses selected by the graduate faculty and is the same for all students. For example, in Communication you could get a designated CGS in Persuasion, Promotion, and Public Relations.
A designed CGS consists of courses selected by you in consultation with your advisor, and agreed to by the Program Director. This option is intended to reflect your academic background and meet your needs/interests while maintaining academic integrity of the Certificate.
A CGS usually consists of four or five graduate-level courses, depending in part on whether the CGS is designated or designed. You'll take the same courses offered to M.A. students, just fewer of them overall. All courses successfully completed in pursuit of a CGS in Communication can be applied toward the MACom.
Under either option, admission requirements and processes for the CGS are the same as those required of master’s degree students. Tuition and fees for CGS students are the same as tuition and fees for M.A. students. CGS and M.A. students are subject to the same academic guidelines (except for transfer policies) and institutional regulations. CGS students enjoy the same institutional privileges as M.A. students (such as parking, access to library, facilities, etc.).
Any undergraduate who has completed at least 90 credit hours or equivalent and who has earned an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 is entitled to apply for and begin taking CGS courses. The CGS in Communication, including both designated and designed options, is open to candidates of any undergraduate major.

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Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability Practices

Program highlights

Every organization, whether for-profit or non-profit, private or public, will benefit from having staff with the Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainability Practices. Learning outcomes include a systems-level understanding of environmental policy initiatives, ecosystem dynamics, resiliency, environmental justice, and corporate social responsibility.

This certificate is intended for individuals who would like to experience theory and hands-on experience in best practices for environmental and sustainability management. This blended program (combination online and campus-based coursework) includes four courses, and can be completed in one year. Applications are accepted at any time, and courses are offered in the fall or spring semester, or during winter or summer school sessions by directed study arrangements.

Possible areas of interest and sample courses (See the Graduate Course Catalog for descriptions)

  • Policy emphasis: SCI 563 - Issues in Environmental Science; SCI 565 - Green Technology for Sustainability; SCI 554 - Conservation in the U.S. and China; SCI 555 - Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Sustainability – climate change emphasis: SCI 552 - Innovation and Global Energy Challenges; SCI 553 - GIS Tools, Coastal Planning and Climate Change; SCI 558 - Global Change and Geochemical Impacts; SCI 564 - Biomarkers and Isotope Signals; SCI 565 - Green Technology for Sustainability
  • Sustainability – environmental health emphasis: SCI 550 - Biological Imaging; SCI 557 - Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment; SCI 564 – Biomarkers and Isotope Signals; SCI 566 - Global Health Challenges; SCI 692 - Graduate Practicum

A fast-start option is open to undergraduate students who have completed at least 90 credit hours.

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