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Earn a Certificate in Digital Communication from St. Mary’s

The online Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication benefits students looking to further their growth in fields such as digital communication theory, digital analysis, digital design and production, and digital communication law and ethics. These skills are essential for many professionals to use daily, especially those involved in client- and public-facing organizational endeavors, such as online communication, public relations, social media, marketing and presentations. 

This 12-credit-hour certificate supports early- and late-career employees who need to learn or enhance their technical skills regarding digital communication design, production and procedure.

The program also serves those seeking discipline-specific knowledge to advance their online communication and mass media practices. 

  • Online Education

    The Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication at St. Mary’s can be completed online.

  • Certificate Program

    Students pursuing the online certificate program will take four classes for a total of 12 credit hours:

    Courses taken through the certificate program can be applied to the online master’s in Communication Studies:

  • Course Areas

    Students will take three required courses and one elective from the following areas:

    • Communication law and ethics 
    • Electronic publishing and presentations 
    • Public relations writing 
    • Publication design and layout 
    • Video design and production 

Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements and Process

Interested applicants will need to submit St. Mary’s University application and a statement of purpose. The GRE/GMAT is not required for admission to this certificate program.

To discuss specific requirements for this program, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 210-436-3101 or graduate@stmarytx.edu, or visit the Graduate Admission page to learn more.


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Graduate Certificate FAQs

Courses taken in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication program can be transferred toward the 30-credit-hour Master of Arts in Communication Studies.

Can my certificate credits go toward a master’s degree?

The cost of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication is charged by credit hour. Check the Tuition and Fees page for current rates.

Some programs may qualify for financial aid. Prospective certificate students are encouraged to consult with the Office of Financial Assistance to understand the financing specifics.

How much does the certificate cost?

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication is 12 credit hours, which can take 9-12 months to complete, on average.

How long does it take to complete the certificate?

Courses in the Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication are a mix of virtual (synchronous) and online (asynchronous). Virtual courses are taken remotely in real-time (with your professor and classmates via Zoom) on a scheduled class day and time. Online courses are not taught in real-time but include pre-recorded lectures, video uploads, class chats and individual meetings with professors.

Are courses in this online certificate program synchronous or asynchronous?
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