School of Communication & Media

Programs: Graduate Certificate in Digital & Social Media

The certificate is an innovative blend of theory, strategic program management, and application of forward-thinking techniques. Courses are designed to meet the needs of recent graduates, communication professionals, and current graduate students. All courses offered online only.

Our DSM Certificate is four classes (12 credit hours) long. We offer two classes in the fall & two in the spring. You can take as long as you want to complete the certificate, or you can finish in two semesters. The DSM is an all-online program.

You must apply and be accepted to KSU Graduate College. The GRE is NOT required for this certificate. The only requirements are to complete the application, official undergrad transcripts, and a letter of interest. The deadline for acceptance is Nov. 1 for Spring semester and July 1 for Fall semester.

The class information:

COM 5100 Social Media Theory and Concepts
COM 5200 Digital Media Law
COM 5900 DSM Capstone

Elective: (Choose one)
COM 5410 Digital Publications Design
COM 5420 Mobile Media Technologies
COM 7600 Communication and Technology Seminar
PRWR 6570 Writing for Social Media

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