The University of Texas Pan-American
 

Dr. Jeffery S. McQuillen
Program Director
(956) 665-2376
mcquillen@utpa.edu

Department of Communication
Arts and Humanities Building - ARHU 165
Phone: (956) 665-3583
Fax: (956) 665-2685

 

Program Overview

The Department of Communicatoin offers two graduate certificate preograms in:

  • Media Relations and Strategic Communication
  • Communication Training and Consulting

Students who complete either of these certificate programs may seek permission to apply the credit earned toward an MA degree in Communication.

Media Relations and Strategic Communication

The Certificate in Media Relations and Strategic Communication is a 9-hour (graduate level) sequence of courses designed to provide the essential content and methods for professionals who need competencies in managing crisis communication, creating public events, mobilizing public opinions, communicating with elected and government officials, and developing workshops to help their clients attain goals. This certificate is ideal for the graduate student who wants to:

  • Develop, critique, and deliver effective media campaigns.
  • Use targeted messages to accomplish strategic influence.
  • Understand and appreciate the role media play in a variety of social, heath, organizational, educational, and political settings.
  • Apply communication theories to enhance the effectiveness of media campaigns

This program may be completed as a cognate area of study for masters or doctoral students in a variety of areas including advertising, public relations, marketing, education, and health professions, or other related degree programs.

Communication Training and Consulting

The Certificate in Communication Training and Consulting is a 9-hour (graduate level) sequence of courses designed to provide the essential content and methods for professionals who need skills and competencies in communication, training, human resource development, and organizational development. This certificate is ideal for the graduate student who wants to learn:

  • How communication functions in organizations.
  • How to develop, deliver, and assess communication training and development programs.
  • How communication theories help explain and predict communication effectiveness in organizations.
  • How to enhance communication skills and competencies in an organization.

This program may be completed as a cognate area of study for masters or doctoral students in a variety of areas including business, education, health professions, or other related degree programs.

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