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Certificate in Communication Studies

Looking to gain versatile skills you can apply to most any type of work you pursue? Creighton’s certificate in communication studies will immerse you in the analysis of one of today’s leading fields. Plus, you can complete your certificate in a time frame that works for you. Courses are available in the day and evening, or you can choose our accelerated eight-week term.

Solid communication skills are one of the best predictors of high-level success, according to a recent poll by Peter Hart Research Associates. With our certificate in communication studies, you’ll explore how people and organizations construct messages and create meaning—and you’ll work with recognized faculty experts to gain the skills you need to succeed in any career.

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Program Details

Program Goals

Through our certificate in communication studies, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Gain a better understanding of communication theory and principals to become a better communicator
  • Identify ways in which others attempt to persuade
  • Assess cultures of groups and subgroups
  • Consider how popular culture impacts daily life
  • Understand relationship development and decay
  • Analyze situations to determine the consequences of communication


In this program, there are no general core curriculum requirements, so you can focus on the 24 credits required for the certificate in communication studies.

View the certificate in communication studies curriculum

Accelerated Program

You also have the option of completing Creighton’s certificate in communication studies through our accelerated eight-week term.

Other Programs

You may also want to consider pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Creighton offers an associate’s degree in organizational communication, as well.

Admissions Requirements

Creighton admissions are based upon:

  • High school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores*
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Personal statement to demonstrate creative abilities not reflected in your transcripts
  • Recommendation from high school counselor
  • Honors sections and advanced placement courses will enhance a candidate’s application
*For students who are choosing to apply test-optional, ACT/SAT exam scores are not required at the time of application for admission.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University's Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

Required Information for Consumers

Oratorical Society

The Oratorical Society is a nonprofit undergraduate organization for students interested in communication studies and public speaking. This organization provides students with superior guidance, an orientation to the appreciation of public speaking, the opportunity to view public speaking events on campus and the chance to develop their public speaking skills.

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