Communicating with Emerging Media Certificate

Use a variety of emerging media and investigate how these communication technologies are changing our workplaces, classrooms and social lives. 
Degree Type Certificate
Careers and Salary Certificate Outcomes
Delivery Online

Certificate Overview:

  • 6-credit, graduate-level professional development certificate 
  • Courses offered each fall semester (September through December
  • Fully online
  • Tuition cost ($533 per credit) regardless of residency and includes textbooks
  • Coursework transferable into M.S. Technical and Professional Communication degree 
  • Admission deadline: July 31

Professional development certificates will be awarded to those students who are on Full Academic Standing per Graduate School Policies 2.2.3 (cumulative GPA of 3.0) and have met the certificate requirements. The Graduate School and the certificate program director will certify that all requirements have been met. A student who successfully completes the professional development certificate will have the credit transcripted and will receive a printed certificate from the UW-Stout Registrar.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills.

UW-Stout offers "professional development certificate" programs in addition to its traditional majors and minors to meet the needs of those who wish to obtain additional knowledge and skills needed for personal growth and professional advancement.

While not a substitute for a degree or diploma, the certificate is an alternative credential for individuals seeking to obtain new knowledge and skills or to update their knowledge and skills in a specific area. Typically, a certificate is earned by completing a set of limited, well defined learning outcomes focused on new or emerging processes or new knowledge and principles applied to practical problems or issues.

Students may enroll in the certificates as a stand-alone program or in addition to their undergraduate [U] or graduate [G] major. Undergraduate students are ineligible for graduate-level [G] certificate programs.

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