Digital Communications

The Digital Communications graduate certificate provides an understanding of current digital communications platforms and prepares students to research, develop, and implement complete digital advocacy or communications campaigns to achieve organizational objectives.

Timing and Location

The certificate is designed for working professionals and all classes are held Monday-Thursday evenings at our D.C. metropolitan area campuses.


The certificate requires completion of four courses (12 credit hours). It begins each fall and can be completed in as little as two semesters.

All coursework can be applied towards a master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations.


PSPR 6201 Strategic Public Relations Principles & Practices (Fall)
PSPR 6204 Media Relations in a Digital World (Spring)

PSPR 6226 Digital Communications - Platforms & Strategies (Spring)
PSPR 6227 Applied Digital Communications for Public Relations/Public Affairs Professionals (Spring)

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Housed within the Strategic Public Relations program, estimates for tuition and fees for the Digital Communications Certificate are below.

Tuition: $15,780

Books and supplies: $600

Application Fee: $80

Matriculation Fee: $200