Explore advocacy, policy, and research to become a specialized health communication professional. Students will select one elective from the following and will take the two required courses to earn a total of nine credits and one Graduate Certificate.
Designed to put you in control of your educational path, online graduate certificates in communication from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater get you into the virtual classroom quickly and on your schedule. Begin courses winter, summer or fall. Complete your certificate in as little as one semester.
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 Degree in Communication.
The Health Advocacy Communication – Online Graduate Certificate requires completion of nine credits and contains two required courses. Electives allow you to customize your experience to suit your passion and desired pathway.
All courses will be offered online as either 6-week summer courses or 8-week spring or fall courses.
Each fall and spring semester, there would be one or two courses offered in the first 8-week term and one or two courses offered in the second 8-week term, allowing for 3-4 graduate courses per fall or spring term.
Each summer, there would be one course offered during the first 6-week term and one course offered in the second 6-week term.
Thus, depending on offerings, a student could complete the full master’s degree in as little as 12-18 months, and a certificate could be completed in 4-6 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.