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Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Communication, Diversity, and Organizations

The Graduate Certificate in Communication, Diversity, and Organizations is designed to provide specialization in interpersonal communication and other specialized topics relevant to workplace settings such as leadership and organizational communication.

Additionally, students with bachelor’s degrees, especially those with a Bachelor’s in Communication, will find the specialized certificate program useful to make them more competitive in the workplace.

Program Requirements

Admission terms and application deadlines

Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Oakland University Graduate School by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.

All applicants to this program are admitted for the fall semester only. The application deadlines are:

  • February 15 (early), April 15 (regular), and July 15 (late) for fall semester
  • International students: May 1 for fall semester

Application requirements

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all of the following University and Program application documents by the published application deadlines:

  1. Graduate Application Requirements 
  2. Additional department application requirements
    • All applicants with an overall completed baccalaureate degree GPA of B or higher from an accredited institution will be considered.

Admission review and assessment

Admission to graduate school at Oakland University is selective. In making admission recommendations to Oakland University Graduate School, each department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the program by examining their undergraduate records, goal statement, letters of recommendation, prerequisite courses, and any other admission requirements established by the academic department.

Department of Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations

Wilson Hall, Room 316
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-4120

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