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    Organizational Communication - Online Graduate Certificate

    Earning certificates can earn you more.

    Master written communication, research competency and more as you hone your expertise in managing relationships with internal constituencies and explore the nuances of organizational structure. Students will complete two required courses and one elective for a total of nine credits in the Organizational Communication 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. 

    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.

    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    • Asynchronous program lets you learn day or night
    • Build connections through online assignments and discussion boards
    • Credits may apply toward a graduate degree at a later date

    Organizational Communication - Online Graduate Certificate

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    The online graduate certificate in Organizational Communication is a 9-credit program. This program can be started in the spring, summer or fall terms, and at a pace that works best for you. Full-time students can finish in as little as one semester.

    For a comprehensive overview of the program structure and required courses, please refer to the Graduate Catalog.

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    To qualify for the certificate program, you must meet graduate admission criteria by the application deadline for the term you're applying for.

    Deadlines vary by term and are subject to change without notice. Accurate and up-to-date admission deadlines can be found on the graduate admission deadlines website.

    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.

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    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 an international student. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable.

    What creates this value?

    • All faculty complete specific training for online teaching.
    • Faculty lectures are recorded in a state-of-the-art media studio and included with each course.
    • An external team reviews online courses.
    • High levels of student/faculty interaction are standard.
    • Helpdesk technical staff are dedicated to assisting graduate students with online technology.

    Course materials
    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.

    Financial aid

    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. To find out, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try uwwfao@uww.edu or 262-472-1130.

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    The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers an excellent opportunity to leverage your existing certificate coursework. 

    Transfer up to 12-credits of your certificate coursework towards the master's degree, saving you time and money.

    Check out our Master's programs.