This certificate has been carefully designed by the Mercyhurst faculty specifically for college graduates who want to enhance their professional or management skills, improve their prospects for advancement or prepare for a career change. Proficiency in communication is the primary requirement for success regardless of what career you pursue.

The certificate requires a minimum of 30 credits. A maximum of two three-credit courses completed during the last five years may be applied toward the certificate in lieu of equivalent required courses.

Degree Requirements

COM 110 Oral Communication (F/S)

COM 260 Intro to Social Media (F)

ART 128 Basic Computer Design (S)

COM 310 Human Behavior and Persuasion (S)

COM 352 Multimedia Writing (S)*

COM 473/475 Internship (0-3 credits) or  (F/S/SU/J)


COM 102 Interpersonal Communication (F)

ART 321 Introduction to Website Design (S)

COM 240 Digital Video Production I  (F)

COM 321 Web and Social Media Analytics (S)

COM 330 Web and Social Media Strategies (F)

COM 340 Digital Video Production II  (S)

COM 440 Digital Storytelling (F)

COM 210 Mindful Communication (S)

Descriptions are available in the course catalog.

Admission Requirements


B.A. or B.S. with an overall GPA of 2.5

Applying is easy! Fill out your free online education. You can send your official college transcripts to the Office of Graduate and Continuing Education at:

Mercyhurst University
Attn: Paul Hirsch
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546


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