The online Graduate Certificate in Communication Processes is geared towards individuals who are interested in teaching dual-credit public speaking classes at the high school level. Individuals wishing to teach dual-credit must have a master's degree in any area and at least 18 hours of coursework in the respective field. The online certificate program can be completed in one year (or 3 semesters).
Courses taken towards the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Communication Processes may be counted toward the Master of Arts degree in Communication Studies. Acceptance into the certificate program does not guarantee placement into the graduate program, however. Students in the certificate program will be required to apply separately to the MA in Communication Studies degree program.
To be eligible for admission to the certificate program, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Graduate Degree and Certificate Programs”). All applicants must also submit a departmental application to include:
Application deadlines are as follows:
Fall: July 15
Spring: January 1
Summer: May 15
Certificate Course Requirements:
Total Semester Hours: 18
Required Core Classes (6hrs)
Elective Classes (12hrs)
Students can choose any FOUR classes listed below:
Students may apply online at https://www.eiu.edu/graduate/aboutadmissions.php