Applied Research in Communication

MA in Communication Online Information Session

April 29, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Research in Communication provides a cutting-edge curriculum. Students will acquire the skills related to conducting original research and become aware of resources, such as professional associations and mentors, that help them continue their education throughout the remainders of their professional careers in research.

Certificate in Applied Research in Communication

Format Online
Entry Terms Fall, Spring, and Summer
Certificate Requirements 5 courses
Length of Program 9 – 12 months
Tuition $4,378* per course.
*Final rates pending approval of the Board of Trustees.

The Certificate in Applied Research in Communication is for students who are working in or pursuing a wide variety of jobs. For example, a Vice President of Strategic Planning and Research at a public relations firm may manage studies that help communication clients identify target audiences, set campaign objectives, create messages, and identify channels. A Market Research Director at a trade association may oversee research for brand, product, and business development as well as marketing, advertising, and social media evaluation. A Senior Behavioral Scientist at a federal health agency may lead formative, process, and summative evaluation to plan and refine health communication and social marketing campaigns. A Lead Policy Analyst at an advocacy firm may supervise studies that guide communication about lobbying policy and reform. A Research Manager at a corporation may collect data, draw insights, and make recommendations that work toward business objectives.

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State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students currently cannot conduct internships in Kentucky. For more information, please contact an admissions representative. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.

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