The UofM Department of Journalism and Strategic Media will debut two new graduate certificates this fall semester.
A pair of all-new graduate certificates in the fields of Multimedia Storytelling and Social Media Analysis and Strategy will join the department’s existing Entrepreneurial Journalism certificate as areas of specialized post-graduate study.
“The certificate program is great for students who don’t want to commit to a full M.A. program, but would like something to show their competency in a certain field on their resumes,” said Tom Hrach, director of graduate programs with the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. “All earned credits can count toward an M.A., so it’s also a good way to get started in the grad school program at the University and see if you like it here.”
All three of the graduate certificates offered by the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media are comprised of 12 credit hours achieved through four courses, each of which can be taken entirely online.
“Another nice thing about the program is that students aren’t required to take a major test like the MAT or GRE if they aren’t interested in pursuing an M.A.,” said Hrach.
The department launched the two new certificate programs at an informational open house conducted on July 23 in the Meeman Journalism Building.
These new additions to the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media are part of a larger push within the UofM’s College of Communication and Fine Arts to offer specialized certification programs in a variety of departments.
For more information of the requirements of the graduate certificate program, visit memphis.edu/jrsm/graduate_program/threecertificates.php