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Contemporary Communications, Graduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1053 (BCR) Lowell, MA, United States| Online
The Contemporary Communications Certificate at University of Massachusetts Lowell is intended as an introductory certificate to prepare students for work in a rapidly changing, information-driven workplace. Students will develop skills in research, analysis, writing, graphic presentation of material, and the use of technology as a tool for communication.

Overview

The Contemporary Communications Certificate at University of Massachusetts Lowell is intended as an introductory certificate to prepare students for work in a rapidly changing, information-driven workplace. Students will develop skills in research, analysis, writing, graphic presentation of material, and the use of technology as a tool for communication.

Learning outcomes

This certificate program is interdisciplinary and draws upon the expertise and knowledge of several departments within the University. Many of the courses in this certificate can also be applied towards several other certificates and degrees offered by UMass Lowell.

Accreditation

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an accredited member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International applicants are advised to start the application process no fewer than 12 months in advance of the expected date of enrollment.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Business Writing
  • Technical and Scientific Communication
  • Essay Writing for English Majors
  • Journalism
  • Introduction to Information Systems
  • Website Development: Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Exploring the Internet

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Students enrolled in UMass Lowell certificate programs must complete all courses, generally consisting of both required courses and electives. 
  • Students are required to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better to receive the certificate. All Certificate courses must be completed within a five-year period.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33004 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33004 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33004 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15078 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15078 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Per credit-contact hr. -$575

Living costs for Lowell

  • 1130 - 2350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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