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Graduate Certificates

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Our Graduate Certificates are stand-alone programs, but can be earned as part of one’s MA or Ph.D.

Graduate Certificate in International/Intercultural Communication

Degree Requirements

Duration of Program

Recommended Course of Study

Graduate Certificate in Social & Interactive Media

Degree Requirements

Duration of Program

Recommended Course of Study

Graduate Certificate in International/Intercultural Communication

This graduate-level certificate is designed to meet the increasing need of various individuals and organizations to communicate more effectively in international/intercultural contexts. It enhances students’ capacity for effective communication by raising international/intercultural understanding and sensitivity. As a leading global center of research and teaching in this area and also one of the nation’s most diverse graduate programs in media and communication, the School facilitates the blending of formal and informal learning of international/intercultural communication seamlessly.

A Certificate in International/Intercultural Communication can benefit individuals in organizations that deal with international partners/clients or multicultural employees/clients on a regular basis. Individuals whose careers require close international/multicultural interaction or place a strong emphasis on intercultural sensitivity can also benefit from this certificate. Recent college graduates can complete this certificate to further enhance their understanding of international/intercultural issues and expand their professional horizon.

The School of Media and Communication provides a lively learning community where traditional and non-traditional graduate students actively participate in learning for mutual enrichment. The course schedule accommodates part-time students by offering some courses online and others in the evening hours on the main campus of Bowling Green State University.

Degree Requirements

This certificate program is comprised of 15 credit hours, which can be earned by taking two required courses, one 6000/7000-level elective course in the School of Media & Communication Graduate curriculum, and two of four pre-selected courses.

Hrs
Course Title Note
3
MC 5090 International Communication Required
3
MC 6570 Seminar in Intercultural Communication Required
3
MC Elective 6000/7000-level
6
MC 5040 Communication & Conflict
MC 5080 Intercultural Communication
MC 5670 Gender, Media & Culture
MC 5750 Perspectives on International Media
Choose Two

Additional Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA in all coursework
  • No incomplete grades in graduate coursework
  • Complete the degree within 6 years from the end of the semester of the first course

Duration of Program

A student can complete this certificate program in two-to-three semesters.

Recommended Course of Study

A. 2-Semester Model (9-6 hrs)

Fall (9 hours)
  1. MC Elective
  2. Choose two of the following:
    MC 5040 Communication & Conflict
    MC 5080 Intercultural Communication
    MC 5670 Gender, Media & Culture
Spring (6 hours)
  1. MC 6570 Seminar in Intercultural Communication
  2. Choose one of the following:
    MC 5090 International Communication
    MC 5750 Global Journalism

B. 2-Semester Model (6-9 hrs)

Fall (6 hours)
  1. MC Elective
  2. Choose two of the following:
    MC 5040 Communication & Conflict
    MC 5080 Intercultural Communication
    MC 5670 Gender, Media & Culture
Spring (9 hours)
  1. MC 5090 International Communication
  2. MC 5750 Global Journalism
  3. MC 6570 Seminar in Intercultural Communication

C. 3- Semester Model (6-6-3 hrs)

Fall (6 hours)
  1. Choose two of the following:
    MC 5040 Communication & Conflict
    MC 5080 Intercultural Communication
    MC 5670 Gender, Media & Culture
Spring (6 hours)
  1. MC 6570 Seminar in Intercultural Communication
  2. Choose one of the following:
    MC 5090 International Communication
    MC 5750 Global Journalism
Summer (3 hours)
  1. MC Elective

Graduate Certificate in Social & Interactive Media

This graduate-level certificate program is established to meet the needs of the rapidly changing media and communication industry while providing intellectual leadership to the study of social and interactive media. Founded primarily on social scientific knowledge, the strategic applications of social and interactive media are explored. This program also exposes students to the process of online and interactive media production to help them better understand the technology and apply it to their practice or research.

A Certificate in Social & Interactive Media can benefit mid-level professionals in media and communication industry by updating their knowledge of the media environment that is constantly evolving around various social and interactive media. Recent college graduates can take this certificate program as an opportunity to further polish their knowledge and skills in social and interactive media and hence expand and enhance their employment opportunities. For those who are considering a graduate degree focusing on social and interactive media, this certificate program can provide background knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to conduct research relevant to industry practices.

The School of Media and Communication provides a lively learning community where traditional and non-traditional graduate students actively participate in learning for mutual enrichment. The course schedule accommodates part-time students by offering some courses online and others in the evening hours on the main campus of Bowling Green State University.

Degree Requirements

This certificate program is comprised of 15 credit hours, which can be earned by taking two required courses, one 6000/7000-level elective course in the School of Media & Communication Graduate curriculum, and one of four pre-selected courses.

Hrs
Course Title Note
3
MC 5640 Practicum in Interactive Online Media Production
LRND 6700 Principles of Multimedia Production and Courseware Design
Required
(Choose One)
3
MC 7370 Seminar in New Media Research Required
3
MC Elective 6000/7000-level
6
MC 5050 Mediated Cultures and Identities
MC 5610 Audience Research
MC 5630 Media Programming
MC 5700 Electronic Surveillance and Privacy
Choose Two

Additional Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA in all coursework
  • No incomplete grades in graduate coursework
  • Complete the degree within 6 years from the end of the semester of the first course

Duration of Program

A student can complete this certificate program in two-to-three semesters.

Recommended Course of Study

A. 2-Semester Model (9-6 hrs)

Fall (9 hours)
  1. MC 7370 Seminar in New Media Research
  2. MC Elective
  3. Choose one of the following:
    MC 5610 Audience Research
    MC 5630 Media Programming
Spring (6 hours)
  1. MC 5640 Practicum in Interactive Online Media Production/LRND 6700
  2. Choose one of the following:
    MC 5050 Mediated Cultures and Identities
    MC 5700 Electronic Surveillance and Privacy

B. 2-Semester Model (6-9 hrs)

Fall (6 hours)
  1. MC 7370 Seminar in New Media Research
  2. Choose one of the following:
    MC 5610 Audience Research
    MC 5630 Media Programming
Spring (9 hours)
  1. MC 5640 Practicum in Interactive Online Media Production/LRND 6700
  2. MC Elective
  3. Choose one of the following:
    MC 5050 Mediated Cultures and Identities
    MC 5700 Electronic Surveillance and Privacy

C. 3- Semester Model (6-6-3 hrs)

Fall (6 hours)
  1. MC 7370 Seminar in New Media Research
  2. Choose one of the following:
    MC 5610 Audience Research
    MC 5630 Media Programming
Spring (6 hours)
  1. MC 5640 Practicum in Interactive Online Media Production/LRND 6700
  2. Choose one of the following:
    MC 5050 Mediated Cultures and Identities
    MC 5700 Electronic Surveillance and Privacy
Summer (3 hours)
  1. MC Elective