Northeastern University - Graduate Programs

Social Media and Online Communities

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Program Information

School:Northeastern University - Graduate Programs
Faculty:College of Professional Studies
Degree:Certificate; Online
Field of Study:Mass Communication/Media Studies
Description:Social media management and strategy development have become core skills required for communication professionals. According to WANTED Analytics, 1.6 million working professionals utilize social media skills in jobs at the manager and executive level. The Online Graduate Certificate in Social Media and Online Communities focuses on strategic framework and the role digital media has in supporting organizational performance. The program integrates theory and practice, including experimenting with various tools and platforms and reflecting on lessons learned from active management and experimentation. Courses from this certificate also serve as a concentration in three programs, the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication, the Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media, and the Master of Science in Technical Communication. Students can also apply courses from the certificate to those degrees.

URL:Social Media and Online Communities at Northeastern University - Graduate Programs
Cost per year:*
National: $15,722

This is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2017 - 18 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

Please note fees are converted from $12,700 USD and are subject to change in CAD.

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on January 25, 2018

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