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Professional Communication, MA

Academic Certificates

Our academic certificates provide you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of strategic, technical, or health communication. You will join a community of professionals who are seeking knowledge taught by accomplished professors and mentors who provide experiences, instruction, and substantive feedback.


Classes are held in the evening.

Our Certificates

  • Strategic
  • Technical
  • Health


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
  • Health communication

Each academic certificate program is a three-course sequence (12 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.