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Graduate Certificate in Social and New Media

Enhancing Communication in the Digital Age

The Certificate in Social and New Media is designed for working professionals who want to boost their credentials by mastering best practices in emerging communication technologies. The courses for this certificate are conveniently offered entirely online. Courses center on developing the new media strategies necessary for any contemporary marketing, public relations, or information management professionals.

The Certificate in Social and New Media includes five courses (15 total credits).

Required courses

  • COM 641 Social Media
  • INL 635 Digital Media Content Development
  • CIS 646 Collaboration Technologies
  • COM 601 Professional Communication Ethics

Elective courses

Choose one of the following: 

  • COM 640 Professional Media Development
  • COM 645 Special Topics in Social and New Media
  • INL 650 User-Interface Technologies

Students may elect to enter the M.A. in Professional and Business Communication Program upon completion of the Certificate, provided they have earned a 3.0 or better grade point average.  Only seven additional courses are needed to earn the Master’s degree.  Also, M.A. students are welcome to pursue the Certificate in Social and New Media in addition to their MA program.

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Pamela Lannutti, Ph.D.

Pamela Lannutti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director

Professional and Business Communication
Department of Communication
1900 West Olney Avenue - South Campus
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1935
Fax: 215.951.5043

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