Master messaging, technology, and strategy to influence your audience. Students will complete two required courses and one elective for a total of nine credits in the Social and New Media graduate certificate.
Take one certificate to feel an immediate boost to your profession. Take two to customize your expertise. Or combine three and add a capstone course to earn a complete Master of Science in Communication.
The online Graduate Certificate in Social and New Media offers students flexibility, allowing them to customize their pathway and pursue their passion. Students must complete nine credits, which includes two required courses and one elective. More information on the program structure and courses can be viewed in the Graduate Catalog.
Courses are offered during six terms each year. Students may take up to three or four courses in spring and fall, and two courses during the summer. Depending on when courses are offered, a student could complete a certificate in one semester or the Master of Science in Communication in as little as 12-18 months.
To qualify for admission to the certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and meet graduate admission criteria.
If you do not meet the graduate admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.
International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.
Our online graduate certificate programs at UW-Whitewater are a superior value at $569 USD per credit for the 2023-24 academic year — whether you are a Wisconsin resident, an out-of-state student, or international student.
If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable.
What creates this value?
Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.
Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate programs are not federal aid eligible.
Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. For more information, please reach out directly to the Financial Aid department.