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Online Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management - Admissions Requirements

All applicants must submit the following items to be considered for admission to the online Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management program from Purdue:

  • A telephone interview with an Admissions Advisor
  • A completed application form
  • A $60 application fee ($75 international)
  • Official transcripts from all universities attended
  • A 300-500 word personal statement that outlines your personal and professional goals
  • Three professional letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your abilities
  • An updated resume
  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Requirements for International Students

International applicants must provide the following information during the application process, in addition to the materials outlined above.

  • For those who attended higher education institutions in non-English-speaking countries, official university transcripts or diplomas, in the original language and in English translation.
  • Students whose native language is not English must take the TOEFL, IELTS or PT Academic.

The score requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management program are as follows:

Admissions Requirements for the Online Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management

Admission into the Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Management program is based upon the above criteria, as well as individual experience and the applicant’s “fit” with the program.