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Graduate Certificate in Digital and Social Media

Program Description

The objectives for the Graduate Certificate in Digital and Social Media are:

  1. To provide for students the foundations of digital and social media communication theories.
  2. To expose students to new and emerging concepts, issues and trends in digital and social media.
  3. To prepare students to effectively use social media as part of strategic communication efforts.
  4. To review various new media technologies, applications, and platforms that create new opportunities for both accommodating and advocating various points of view.
  5. To provide for students hands-on experience in producing digital and social media content.

Our DSM Certificate is four classes (12 credit hours) long. We offer two classes in the fall & two in the spring. You can take as long as you want to complete the certificate, or you can finish in two semesters. The DSM is an all-online program.

You must apply and be accepted to KSU Graduate College. The GRE is NOT required for this certificate. The only requirements are to complete the application, official undergrad transcripts, and a letter of interest. The deadline for acceptance is Nov. 1 for Spring semester and July 1 for Fall semester.

Admissions and Curriculum

Admission to the Kennesaw State University graduate program.

Required Courses

  • Course
  • COM 5100
    Social Media Theory and Concepts
  • COM 5200
    Digital Media Law
  • COM 5900
    Digital and Social Media Capstone

Elective Courses

Select one from the following:

  • Course
  • COM 5410
    Digital Publication Design
  • COM 5420
    Mobile Media Technologies
  • COM 7600
    Communication and Technology Seminar
  • PRWR 6570
    Writing for Social Media

Other graduate level courses by approval of the program coordinator.

Program Total - 12 Credit Hours