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Department of Communication Studies

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates allow students to develop specialized competencies while earning the Master’s degree. A graduate certificate documents a unique set of skills and knowledge, distinguishing its holder from other job and Ph.D. candidates.

Graduate Certificate in Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement

Leading groups through change is a key competency in a flatter, more equitable society. The 12-hour graduate certificate in Dialogue, Deliberation, and Public Engagement (DDPE) prepares students for this difficult and rewarding work, focusing on the theories and processes of engaging publics around wicked problems. This program and may be counted toward the Master’s degree in communication studies. More information at http://global.k-state.edu/artsci/ddpe/ or contact Dr. Tim Shaffer here

Beyond Communication Studies

Kansas State offers more than 30 graduate certificates that can be combined with the Communication Studies MA.

· Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

· Conflict Resolution

· Technical Writing and Professional Communication

· Organizational Leadership

· Teaching and Learning

· More options

Quick Facts

Degree: Master of Arts in Communication Studies

Credits: 30 required; core courses in social-scientific and rhetorical perspectives

Course Delivery: Face-to-face seminars with some online and hybrid courses available

Thesis, report, and comprehensive exam options available