The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication prepares students to excel as effective communicators and leaders in an organizational environment.
The Graduate Certificate in Organizational Communication focuses on the dynamics of communication in complex organizations. Its goal is to reveal how individuals within such organizations can become effective communicators. Whether this involves meetings or professional presentations, communicating during a crisis, or intercultural exchanges, the message is consistent: effective communication is essential to career success in any organization. Related topics include ethical issues in organizational communication, as well as strategies and techniques for assessment, negotiation, and information management. Courses from this certificate can be applied to the Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication.
A graduate degree, certificate, or bootcamp from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts (Official transcripts required at the time of admission)
English language proficiency proof: Students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
CMN 6020 - Ethical Issues in Organizational Communication
CMN 6910 - Organizational Communication Assessment
Complete two of the following:
CMN 6061 - Personal Branding
CMN 6050 - Crisis Communication
CMN 6060 - Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation
Complete one of the following:
CMN 6080 - Intercultural Communication
CMN 6090 - Organizational Culture, Climate, and Communication
CMN 6100 - Communication Networks and Managing Information
CMN 6110 - Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Conflict: Meeting Management
CMN 6015 - Introduction to the Digital Era: The Power of Social Media
Our signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students gain relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Northeastern offers a variety of ways for students to add experience to their resumé, including:
Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has in an area they want familiarity with.
Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
Assistant Teaching Professor & Faculty Director of Graduate Communication Programs
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Communications & Journalism alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.