The graduate certificate provides professionals and graduate students research-based knowledge and best practices of risk and crisis communication especially in the context of public health emergency events.
Applicants must meet the admission standards of the Graduate School. A bachelor's degree from a US institution or its equivalent from international colleges and universities. Students with a master’s degree or its international equivalent also may enroll. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average in upper division undergraduate coursework. In addition, preference will be given to students who have worked for a minimum of two years in government, non-governmental organizations, or private firms that focus on emergency management and response, health communication, and risk management.
The Risk and Crisis Communication certificate requires 12 credits of coursework.
|COM 7160||Crisis Communication||3|
|COM 7162||Risk Communication: Theoretical and Practical Approaches||3|
|COM 7170||Health and Risk Communication||3|
|COM 7172||Risk Communication: Disasters, Hazards, and the Media||3|
All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts. A course substitution may be allowed with a strong rationale for the change and consultation with a faculty advisor. Students in the department enrolled in the M.A. and the graduate certificate program concurrently may have a maximum of 6 credits double-count toward both the M.A. and graduate certificate.