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Professional Communication, MA

Academic Certificates

Our academic certificates provides you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of strategic, technical, or professional communication. You will join a community of writers and speakers taught by accomplished professors and mentors who provide experiences, instruction, and substantive feedback.


Classes are held in the evening.

Our Certificates

  • Strategic
  • Technical
  • Professional Communication


You will enroll in courses in the master’s program. Each certificate includes one required course and two electives selected from two categories:

  • strategic communication
  • technical communication

Each academic certificate program is a three-course sequence (9 units). The general Certificate in Professional Communication is comprised of one required course and one elective from each concentration.

Certificate courses can transfer to USF's Master in Professional Communication program.