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Online Certificate in Communication Management

The online Certificate in Communication Management focuses on managing professional processes and relationships.  After completing the certificate, you will be prepared for both internal and external communication such as employee communication, collaboration, business communication and community relations.

Communication Management Certificate at a Glance

What is a Communication Management Certificate?

Professionals in all disciplines, from business to government, need to know how to concisely and effectively communicate in a way that informs the audience of the issues at hand, relays key information, notes important changes or puts forward the questions to be answered.

The online Certificate in Communication Management from Boise State University prepares you to bring this valuable skillset to the workplace. Working professionals switching careers, or those looking to expand their skillset, will also benefit from this certificate.

What is a Certificate, Credential, Emphasis or Minor?

What Classes Will I Take?

The online Certificate in Communication Management is a 14-credit program that includes the following:

  • Required Courses – 8 credits.
  • Elective Options – 6 credits. Take two electives to meet this credit requirement.

Review the following table for details on required courses and elective options.

Course TypeCourseCredits
Required CoursePRO 301 Technology for Professionals2
Required CoursePRO 303 Public Relations Campaign Strategies3
Required CoursePRO 320 Business and Professional Communication3
Elective OptionPRO 310 Interviewing3
Elective OptionPRO 312 Conflict and Collaboration3
Elective OptionPRO 321 Applied Research for Professionals3
Elective OptionPRO 332 Writing for Professionals3
Elective OptionPRO 333 Community Relations3

This content is provided as a quick reference for planning your academic schedule. All official course descriptions and degree requirements are published on the undergraduate catalog site.

How Much Does it Cost?

Boise State Online offers reasonably priced tuition, ongoing support and degree paths that help ensure you reach your goals quickly and efficiently.

The following table is an example of the total program cost for a student completing the 14 credits required to earn a Certificate in Communication Management.

Boise State Undergraduate Application Fee (non-refundable)$50
Courses (14 total credits @ $375 per credit)$5,250
Books (estimate)$170
Graduation Application Fee (for degree-seeking certificate students)$20
Approximate Total Investment$5,490
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access, which are all required for this program.Varies

*The per-credit fees listed in the table above are for the 2024-25 academic year. Future academic year per-credit fees may vary slightly and are finalized each May.

**Costs for room, board and transportation are used to calculate financial aid and are included to disclose the full cost of attendance. These costs are not required for students pursuing a fully online degree.

Note to Boise State and other Idaho higher education employees:
Fee waivers do not apply to this program.

How Do I Apply?

There are no specific program admissions requirements for the Certificate in Communication Management.

If you are a current, degree-seeking Boise State student, use the myBoiseState “change my major” tool to add the certificate.

If you are not a current Boise State student, apply to Boise State and declare the certificate in addition to your major.

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We’re here to help! From deciding if an online certificate is right for you, to figuring out what credits transfer from previous schools, talking to a Student Success Coach is the best place to start.

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