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  • Public Service Communication Specialist Certificate

    Monmouth's Public Service Communication Specialist certificate prepares you for community relations, advocacy, and social justice work in the public sector. You'll be well prepared for jobs in local, state, and federal government agencies, nonprofit organizations, philanthropic organizations, higher education, or healthcare institutions.

    Students interested in public service have unique opportunities to apply for graduate assistantships with the Monmouth University Polling Institute, Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute, and the Alternatives to Violence Project of New Jersey, which leads weekend intensive conflict-management workshops in prisons and community settings. Your courses will explore:

    • How to create persuasive, effective, and ethical messages to reach diverse audiences in the nonprofit and public sectors
    • Analytical tools for determining how influencers such as political candidates and media corporations serve or do not serve the public interest
    • Communication leadership at times of organizational conflict, crisis, and need
    • Communication of policy decisions in the public sphere

    This certificate provides the flexibility to choose courses that support unique field work and research opportunities. Some of your courses may include:

    • Intercultural Communication and Diversity Management
    • Conflict Management and Negotiation
    • Persuasion, Social Influence
    • Political Communication
    • Crisis and Issue Management
    • Strategic Digital Communication
    • Communication, Culture, and Community
    • Global Communication
    • Mass Media: Public Interest, Corporate Profit
    • Organizational Training and Consultation
    • Public Opinion and Polling
    • Theory, Policy, Ethics

    If you’re ready to make a difference in the worlds of nonprofit management, politics, healthcare, or related fields, this graduate communications program certificate is a great place to start. You’ll emerge with both the instruction and the hands-on experience necessary to advance your career in this competitive arena.

    Gainful Employment

    The U.S. Department of Education requires that we disclose certain information about academic programs that do not lead to a degree (e.g., certificate programs) but that prepare a student for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management and Communication program at Monmouth University is defined as a gainful employment program. Click here to review the required disclosures. Should you require additional information about these gainful employment disclosures, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

  • MA in Corporate and Public Communication

    Brielle Parady ’14

    MA in Corporate and Public Communication

    Labor Market Analyst for NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

    In my position for the NJ Department of Labor, I assist on all department communication to make sure we are communicating with the public in the most effective ways possible. I am valued as an expert in the field and love to share my passion for my work, and that wouldn't be possible without the CPC program at Monmouth.