Certificate in Public Communication, Public Policy, and Public Leadership
Program Specific Admission Requirements
A graduate-advanced undergraduate program for students seeking to engage the traditions and strengths of St. Mary's University in policy, public service, communication, and community leadership to advance the public interest in the 21st century.
The 15-hour certification program is intended to support graduate students wishing to advance the public interest, locally and globally, through policy analysis and formulation, the focusing and articulation of public issues, and leadership.
Public administration graduate students take 2 Public Affairs (PA) courses (policy emphasis) and 3 Communication courses (Communication emphasis).
Communication graduate students take 2 CM courses and 3 PA courses.
The 12-hour certification program is intended for advanced undergraduates; juniors and seniors take 2 PA core courses and 2 CM core courses. (Five-year, undergraduate students pay the undergraduate rate).
The program, at the grad and undergrad levels, is intended to supplement students' regular degree courses by offering an additional certification. No pre-requisites are required for undergraduate students already majoring in political science or communication.
|PA Required Core Options|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Public Admin. and Policy|
|Policy Formulation and Implementation|
|Public Policy Analysis|
|PA 7302||Leadership and Organizational Culture||3|
|or PA 7303||Ethics and Public Sector|
|CM Required Core Options|
|Select 1-3 of the following (one is required):||3|
|Topics Communication Studies|
|Public Relations Writing and Campaigns|
|Select one elective from the remaining courses (above) or from one of the following once 3-hour required core is fullfilled:||3|
|Electronic Publishing and Presentations I|
|Electronic Publishing and Presentations II|
|Media Script Writing|
|Video Design and Production|
|Interpersonal Communication Skills|
|Foundations in Communication Theory|
|Survey of Rhetorical Theory|
|The Law and Ethics of Mass Communication|
|Total Semester Hours||15|