Communication—Certificate

The Graduate Certificate Program in Communication is a focused group of Andrews University courses in the field of Communication. After completing the program, a student will have general communication skills for work in business, communication industries and the Church setting, both nationally and internationally. These skills include planning and preparing promotional materials, web content, speeches, presentations and visual media products.

Program length

12 total credit hours required. The time limit for completion should not exceed five years from the first enrollment. Courses may be delivered as summer courses, as intensives on a three-year rotation basis and pre-campus and post-campus work may be required. The courses may be offered on a regular on-campus basis during the semester. Courses may be applied by petition to the Masters in Communication.

Application deadlines

Prospective students must submit their applications by the dates listed below.

  • Fall (August - December): July 30
  • Spring (January - May): November 15
  • Summer (May - August): June 1
Graduate level Certificates offered on campus cannot provide student immigration status. International Prospective Students are not eligible for an I-20 for this program.

Academic requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree: A four-year degree from an accredited United States institution, or its equivalent from an institution outside the U.S.
  • Undergraduate GPA: Minimum 2.60 (or 2.75 on the last half of undergraduate courses). The entire student profile is considered during the admissions process; students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirements may also apply.

Admission requirements

  • Transcripts:
    • Transcripts from educational institutions in the U.S.
      • Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution in the U.S. must upload unofficial transcripts directly in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official final transcripts will be required after admission decision.
    • Transcripts from educational institutions from outside of the U.S.
      • Domestic and International prospective students who graduated from an educational institution outside the U.S. must provide a WES ICAP evaluation. The WES evaluation converts educational credentials from any country in the world into their U.S. equivalents. You can learn more about how to apply for a WES ICAP evaluation by watching the tutorial video created by WES.

        An unofficial copy of the WES ICAP may be uploaded in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official WES ICAP will be required after admission decision.

        Prospective students holding academic degrees from universities accredited by Adventist Accredited Association (AAA) are not required to submit WES ICAP and may upload original language and literal English translation unofficial transcripts in the Graduate Application system during the application process. Official final transcripts will be required after admission decision.
    • English proficiency: English proficiency: Students whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum scores. To learn more please visit our entrance exams page.

    The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional documents at its own discretion.

    Finances

    To learn more about tuition costs and scholarship opportunities please visit our financial section.

    For information about Gainful Employment please see this guide.

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