Certificate in Corporate Communication and Training

The nine-hour certificate program in corporate communication and training is designed to provide foundational instruction in organizational communication, communication training, and human resource development and other related course work for individuals interested in corporate communication, training, and human resource development.

The requirements for this certificate consist of two core courses augmented by one approved elective course in communication. Students pursing this certificate are required to complete:

COMM 5319Organizational Communication3
COMM 5371Communication Training and Development3
Select one of the following:3
Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
Communication Assessment
Seminar in Instructional Communication
Seminar in Human Communication Theory
Communication and Negotiation
Seminar in Communication and Technology
Seminar in Small Group Communication
Applied Communication Studies
Organizational Communication Analysis and Development
Seminar in Organizational Rhetoric
Total Hours9

The admissions criteria for the graduate certificate in corporate communication and training are the same as the criteria for applying for the M.A. degree in communication studies. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and at least a 3.2 GPA in the last 60 hours of course work. Background hours in communication studies, including undergraduate course work in empirical research and methods, may be required for entrance to the certificate program.

Admission into the certificate program in corporate communication and training is separate from the M.A. degree program in communication studies. To apply for the graduate certificate in corporate communication and training through The Graduate College, use the Apply Texas online system. Admission to the certificate program is selective. In addition to submitting your application online you should also submit a 500-word statement addressing the following questions:

  1. Why are you seeking the graduate certificate in corporate communication and training?
  2. How does your academic background prepare you for the certificate (such as previous course work in communication and/or experience as a trainer)?
  3. What are your plans after completing the graduate certificate in corporate communication and training and how do you plan to apply this certificate?

Admission Policy

For information regarding admission application requirements and deadlines, please see The Graduate College website at http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/Prospect_Students/Pgms_Apps/TXST_Cert.html.