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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 15

Certificate description:
The Graduate Certificate in Interactive Media prepares students in the use of interactive, digital and social media. It provides insights into how people perceive and process digital messages. Students will investigate the psychological, social, ethical and legal issues regarding the roles and effects of digital news, advertising and public relations on society.

Certificate web site:

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines: 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester or session

Entrance termApply by Course work begins
SummerApril 14June
FallJuly 1August
Fall, second 8-week sessionAugust 26October
SpringNovember 25January
Spring, second 8-week sessionJanuary 20March

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores*

*Note: Every non-native English-speaking applicant who is applying to a graduate program at the Missouri School of Journalism must submit an English proficiency test score even if they meet all the criteria set by the University to be exempt from the English language requirement.

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Graduate Certificate Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Writing sample (optional)