certificate

Journalism

Our Journalism Certificate gives you the training to succeed in today’s multimedia market. Get the skills to excel in the field, learn from expert instructors with experience in a modern media environment, and launch an exciting career in this fast-paced industry.

This program is perfect for...

  • Aspiring journalists
  • Journalists looking to expand their skills
  • Public relations and media professionals who need storytelling and digital skills
  • Non-fiction writers who want to develop their newswriting skills

What you can learn.

  • Hone essential research, interviewing, and storytelling skills
  • Develop writing and communication skills that appeal to your audiences across various streams of media
  • Explore digital reporting and multimedia production
  • Master investigative reporting techniques
  • Learn media law and ethics fundamentals

What our students say about our certificates.

What our certificates have done for our students.

85%

feel a certificate helped them enhance their careers

1 in 4

received a salary increase after starting a certificate program

50%

switched careers after completing a certificate program

85%

recommend a certificate program to others

Courses

Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
COMM XL M147
Typically Offered: Fall
JOURN X 432
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
JOURN X 452
Typically Offered: Winter
JOURN X 462
Typically Offered: Fall
JOURN X 494
Typically Offered: Spring
Electives
Students must complete 6 elective courses. 
JOURN X 417
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
JOURN X 428
Typically Offered: Spring
JOURN X 445
Typically Offered: Spring
JOURN X 457.4
Typically Offered: Winter
JOURN X 465.5
Typically Offered: Fall
JOURN X 469.3
Typically Offered: Winter

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee

165.00

Estimated Program Tuition

6375.00

Estimated program textbook/materials

325.00

*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

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