OFFICIAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS/PROMOTIONS
This non-degree certificate program, offered by the Department of Communication, is designed for college graduates wishing to expand or update their knowledge of public relations/promotions, but who are not ready to commit to graduate programs leading to a master’s degree. The program provides students with a formal option for post-baccalaureate studies. Courses completed as part of this certificate program may later be applied to the department’s master program if admission requirements for that program are successfully met and if courses meet the School of Graduate Studies policy for a six year time limit.
COMM 505 Persuasive Communication COMM 506 Case Studies in Public Relations COMM 507 Campaign Planning and Evaluation COMM 508 Public Relations Writing Strategies
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Public Relations/Promotions will require the student to complete a four-course, 12- credit sequence consisting of:
One other course from the department’s master’s degree program in communication can be substituted for one of the four courses listed above with permission of the student’s academic advisor.* More information about these courses can be found at http://www.communication.ccsu.edu/. The student must achieve a 3.00 (B) GPA in order to receive the post-baccalaureate certificate. Up to 12 credits may be applied to the M.S. in Communication degree; admissions to the M.S. is required.
*One previous course may be considered for transfer according to University policy.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. Students must present an undergraduate average GPA of 3.00 (B) on a 4.00 scale. Students with an undergraduate GPA of 2.70 through 2.99, or students who have been out of school for five years and possess significant professional experience, may apply to be considered for conditional acceptance. Students who meet the above requirements should submit an Application for Graduate Admission, official transcripts from each college and university attended (except Central Connecticut State University), and their application fee directly to the Graduate Recruitment and Admissions Office. A current resume, a writing sample comprised of 500 to 1,000 words which expresses their goals for graduate study and future professional aspirations, and names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three references should be sent directly to the chair of the Department of Communication.
No action will be taken until all of the above materials have been received.