Executive Certificate in Communication Hone Your Communication Skills


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Transfer in up to 50% of the certificate total

If you’ve already completed a master’s degree, but you are wondering what the next step in your education should be, an Executive Certificate is something you may want to consider. These 21-credit-hour postgraduate programs allow you to complete doctoral-level studies before committing to a full doctorate. Our Executive Certificate in Communication can be a standalone credential in the field or provide you with the first 21 credits towards our PhD in Communication.

Studying communication at the postgraduate level can prepare you for executive-level positions in fields like advertising, public relations, customer relations, online sales, consumer research, and social media. If you are looking to work in higher education, this program is a great option. Your credits from this certificate can seamlessly transfer into the PhD in Communication so you can complete your terminal degree faster and teach as a university professor.

Whatever your professional goals may be, we want to help you achieve them. Pursue an Executive Certificate in Communication and continue opening yourself up to new opportunities – for both career growth and personal development.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

If you want to pursue advanced credentials but don’t want to jump right into a doctoral program, our online Executive Certificate in Communication can help. Completing a postgraduate certificate in your field can help you stand out among your peers and pursue new job responsibilities or even increase your earning potential. Most importantly, these new opportunities can be available to you in as little as 1.5 years with our 21-credit-hour program!

With Liberty, you can be confident that your studies will also incorporate a Christian worldview. Partner with professors who care about your personal journey and success as you strive to bring positive change as a leader in your field. You can walk away with more than a postgraduate credential to your name – you can walk away equipped to make a difference with confidence and integrity.

Liberty’s 21-credit-hour communication certificate can prepare you for career advancement, leadership positions, and future doctoral studies in a PhD program. Our certificate provides you with courses focused on problem-solving, solution-oriented thinking, and the theoretical framework for digital and strategic communication as a whole.

By completing this certificate, you will be better equipped to:

  • Analyze theoretical and applied concepts based upon research and knowledge of the digital and strategic communication fields.
  • Create effective digital and strategic communication solutions and applications using qualitative and quantitative tools.
  • Integrate digital and strategic communication with a Christian worldview.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Executive Certificate Full Time $595/Credit
Executive Certificate Part Time $650/Credit
Military Executive Certificate $300/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $300 per credit hour for Executive Certificate courses
  • Roll credits into the corresponding doctoral degree
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)