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Certificate in Professional Communication and Leadership

About the Program

A graduate certificate in Professional Communication and Leadership is designed to prepare and develop you for workplace communication, critical thinking and leadership roles. The curriculum is designed to sharpen your verbal and written communication abilities for the best practices of organizational leadership.

Admission Requirements

  1. Official transcripts that demonstrate completion of requirements for the baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. A 2.75 overall grade point average, OR a 2.50 overall grade point average with a minimum 2.75 major grade point average, on all undergraduate work is required.
  2. Official transcripts.
  3. A resume or vita.
  4. Two professional letters of recommendation.
  5. Letter of intent: A writing sample of 200-500 words that describes how and M.A in Professional Communications and Leadership would help you meet your personal and professional goals.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Provisional Admission Requirements

Non-traditional students and applicants not meeting the above requirements may be considered for Provisional (Probationary) admission as determined on a case-by-case basis.

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July 1*


November 15*


Does Not Admit

*The application and all ​​required documents listed on the “admissions requirements” tab​ for the program must be received by the deadline.  If all required documents are not received by the deadline your application will not be considered for admission.

Program Contact Information

Beom Jun Bae, Ph.D.
Program Director

Last updated: 5/23/2023