Education Communications

Or if you're a school administrator, consider our graduate certificate in education communications.

Whether you’re a manager, administrator, human resource professional, project manager, technician, or other business professional, you can enhance your skills in the areas of marketing, communications, community affairs, and media relations with an online, on-campus, or blended graduate certificate in public relations corporate communications.

In these competitive and rapidly changing times, the flexibility of this online graduate certificate program and the study of public relations case studies and campaigns may be the advantage you need. Additionally, upon consultation with the graduate program director, some courses taken in the certificate program may apply toward a master’s degree in public relations.

Program Requirements




You may take these courses in any order.

9 Credits

All of these courses are taught by faculty in Ball State's Department of Journalism:

  • Seminar in Public Relations Foundations (3 credits)
  • Public Relations Case Studies (3 credits)
  • Public Relations Campaigns (3 credits)

6 or More Credits

You may choose two courses from any of the following offered through Ball State’s Miller College of Business:

  • Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • Survey of Economics (3 credits)
  • Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • Operations Management (3 credits)
  • Entrepreneurship Leadership (3 credits)
  • Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • Survey of Marketing (3 credits)

For course numbers and descriptions, please consult our Graduate Catalog.

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Take the Next Step

Are you interested in our program? Then it’s time to apply!

You do not need to take the GRE to be considered for admission.

You may begin taking courses for this program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. The deadline to apply is two weeks before the start of the term.