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Online Certificate in Media Content Management

The online Certificate in Media Content Management focuses on digital content management for websites and social media as well as basic media production skills. After completing the certificate, you will have the practical skills to create, produce and manage content across multiple platforms.

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Certificate in Media Content Management at a Glance

What is the Certificate in Media Content Management?

Businesses, government agencies and nonprofits increasingly utilize a variety of digital communication strategies to engage with the public, clients and other key stakeholders. Graduates from all disciplines often find themselves tasked with these responsibilities in a new job, or find while searching for job opportunities that previous experience or know-how in managing websites, social media or media production is a sought-after skill set.

The Certificate in Media Content Management from Boise State University offers students across campus the opportunity to take courses that demonstrate to hiring managers that they are experienced and versed in the management of various forms of digital media. Working professionals switching careers or those looking to expand their skill set will also benefit from this certificate.

What is a Certificate, Credential, Emphasis or Minor?

What classes will I take?

The online Certificate in Media Content Management has no in-person requirements. The 14-credit program includes the following:

  • Required Courses – 8 credits.
  • Upper Division Electives – 6 credits. Choose at least two upper division electives to meet this credit requirement.

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

Course TypeCourseCredits
RequiredPRO 301 Technology for Professionals2
RequiredPRO 304 Professional Writing Basics3
RequiredPRO 323 Media Law3
Upper Division Elective OptionPRO 311 Multimedia Storytelling3
Upper Division Elective OptionPRO 313 Public Relations Ethics3
Upper Division Elective OptionPRO 322 Media and Social Media Strategies for Professionals3
Upper Division Elective OptionPRO 330 Global Public Relations3
Upper Division Elective OptionPRO 332 Writing for Professionals3

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 this certificate 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 Media Content 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 are for the 2023-24 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 to this program?

There are no specific program admissions requirements for the Certificate in Media Content 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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