The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication at Appalachian

Learn to elevate the effectiveness of your communications with the online Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication offered through Distance Education at Appalachian State University.

This certificate consists of five courses focused on the accomplishment of organizational goals, including coordination of communication plans and consistency in communication responses.

Strategic communication is a critical competency of numerous leadership positions across a wide range of industries. The enhanced communication skills you will learn in this program can be applied toward effective leadership in business, health care, communication and education sectors.

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  • Marketing & Communications Director
  • Senior Account Executive
  • Events Coordinator
  • Creative Director

Certificate details

Program information

  • Fully online, asynchronous coursework
  • One to two course per term, including summers
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(Note: Not all courses listed may be delivered to Distance Education students. Refer curriculum questions to the program contact.)

Eligibility and application requirements


Applicants must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Application requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee
  • Official (sealed or electronic) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian)
  • Resume

Note: Test scores are not required for this program.

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