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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


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.

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.

More graduate certificate options

Additional online graduate certificates in the field of communication are available from the School of Communication Studies. Choose from Team Leadership and Communication or Communication and Change

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