Jun 19, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Strategic Communication Graduate Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication is a flexible, 12-credit hour, completely online graduate certificate program that can be completed in as little as 8 months, if continuously enrolled. The certificate offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that develops students’ knowledge and skills for personal and professional growth in the field of strategic communication. It is primarily designed for early- and mid-career professionals seeking career enhancement. Additional information about this program may be obtained from the program’s website, www.butler.edu/stratcomm-graduate-programs.

Graduate Certificate Student Learning Outcomes

The faculty of the Department of Strategic Communication have identified the following outcomes for students completing the Master’s in Strategic Communication curriculum. They address what students should know, be able to do, and value.

  • Apply theoretically informed and professional best practices to address professional strategic communication challenges.
  • Develop research skills to appropriately address strategic communication problems and opportunities.
  • Apply strategic communication strategies to create effective visual and written communication.


Two components comprise the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication curriculum:

The Program Core (9 Required Credit Hours)

offers a strong foundation for success within the contemporary communication environment and includes the following courses:

One Elective Course (3 Required Credit Hours)

allow students to develop expertise in a wide variety of specific areas within the field of strategic communication and includes the following courses:

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