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Graduate Certificates

Online graduate certificates from the Scripps College of Communication offer a flexible option for professional adults looking to bolster or enhance their skills in specific communication areas. You'll receive personalized instruction from award-winning faculty with industry experience. Earn a single certificate or combine them toward a master’s degree in communication.

A 5% scholarship is available for alumni and military service members

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    Crisis Communication


    Effective crisis communication may save lives and property, and has the power to preserve organizational longevity. Prepare to guide your organization and communicate before, within, and after a crisis using proven crisis communication techniques and social media expertise.

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    Digital Media Transformation & Innovation


    In our rapidly-evolving digital media environment, organizations need people who can plan, develop and analyze digital media projects across industries. This certificate will prepare you to coordinate new technologies, create content, and distribute and monetize that content.

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    Strategic Communication Management


    This certificate will prepare you to oversee advertising and public relations programs by providing the perspectives, theories, and communication skills you need to succeed as a communication manager. Learn to work more efficiently in in-house and external agencies.

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    Communication Diversity, Ethics, and Inclusivity


    In an increasingly globalized and networked media environment, issues of inclusivity and ethics need to be addressed and understood. Learn how ethical principles and best practices can be applied to everyday challenges and develop ethical decision-making tools for communication.

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    Interacting with the media for STEM professionals


    STEM-related areas often have their own highly specialized language, which can make it difficult to convey the importance of your work and research to a lay audience. This certificate will help you use the news media and social media to convey your message and to advance your personal or professional brand.

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    Interacting with the media for non-journalists


    Great media skills can spell career success while mediocre to poor skills may spell disaster. Focus on critical skills necessary to survive and thrive in our media landscape, like understanding how media works, tailoring and delivering an effective message, and responding in media interview situations.

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    Media Tools for Professional Communication


    For professionals from all backgrounds and experience levels, this certificate will provide foundational skills and expertise in a variety of digital storytelling platforms. Learn best practices for creating content for clients and enhance your own personal or professional brand.

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    Communication and Change


    While most of us resist change, we cannot deny that it's an inevitability in life. This certificate allows you to focus on communicative strategies to help guide your organization through transition when it comes and ensure that organizational members are prepared to pivot and adapt to disruptions to their routines.

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    Team Leadership and Communication


    Help your organization make the most of its members and provide the best workplace experience. With this certificate, you'll build practical skills in relationship building, conflict management, team building, understanding diverse perspectives and communication styles, and decision-making processes.

Scholarship Opportunities

Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication is proud to offer scholarships to those seeking to further their education with an Online Graduate Certificate or Microcredential. If you are an Ohio University alumnus, a military veteran, or active military member you are eligible to receive a scholarship valued at 5% of the total cost of your first Scripps College Online Graduate Certificate or Workshop. To apply for this scholarship, email the Scripps College Admissions Team.