As the modern technological revolution continues to reshape how we communicate, you need essential knowledge and skills to build a meaningful career in this dynamic environment. Communication is at the heart of human interaction, and the foundation of effective communication is persuasion, influencing the attitudes, beliefs, values, opinions and behaviors of targeted audiences.
To help you quickly upgrade your communication skills, Lipscomb University has created six graduate certificate programs in a variety of communication areas. Gain valuable insights about the nuanced art of communication that you can apply in the public or private sector in almost any field or industry. Focus on an area of communication specific to your work or career path, or supplement your graduate degree with specialized communication skills.
To fit your schedule, these certificate programs are offered in a convenient online format with a virtual class meeting once a week.
Communication Graduate Certificate Options
Why Choose a Lipscomb University Communication Graduate Certificate?
Careers in communication have a 10% (faster than average) projected growth rate in Tennessee and 8% nationwide according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Equipped with the knowledge and strategic insights gained through advanced studies of communication at Lipscomb, you will graduate well prepared to pursue career opportunities available in many different sectors of the economy.
Ready to apply to a communication graduate certificate program at Lipscomb University? Let’s get started. We’re here to help at every step. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and submit the following for admission review and enrollment:
- Completed online application
- $50 non-refundable application fee
- Official college transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities (including graduate, if applicable)
- Two letters of reference
- Goals statement describing career aspirations
- Interview with faculty (virtually or by phone)
For transcripts, electronic copies can be emailed directly from your undergraduate institution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are having a hard copy mailed, have it sent to:
One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Prior coursework and experience in communication, including advertising, public relations, mass communication or communication social sciences are desirable but not required.
Priority deadline: June 1 with decisions released on June 10
Final deadline: August 1
Priority deadline: November 1 with decisions released on November 10
Final deadline: December 10
Please note: You may submit your application and required materials prior to the priority deadline; admission decisions and interviews are conducted on a rolling basis.
Lipscomb University’s communication graduate certificate programs consist of five courses totaling 15 credit hours of study. If you decide to earn a graduate degree at Lipscomb, these credits can apply toward a master’s in Advertising, Health Communication or Public Relations.
Tuition & Aid
Lipscomb University’s world-class education is a smart investment for your future. The communication graduate certificate program tuition is $1,030* per credit hour. You can also apply for financial aid to reduce your cost of attendance. Learn more about our financial aid options.
*Note: Graduate tuition rates may increase annually, effective at the start of the summer term.