Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Communicating in Organizations, Certificate (0471)

Department website: http://www.wku.edu/communication/


Program Coordinator

Jie-Young Kong, jieyoung.kong@wku.edu, (270) 745-6578

The Communicating in Organizations certificate provides students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of how communication functions in organizations. Using foundational and current research in the field, students are exposed to organizational communication theory and processes. Students will take graduate courses that focus on general organizational communication theory, applied organizational communication, communication within specific organizational contexts, and one other course chosen by participants as especially relevant to their own work and interests.

Program Admission

  • Submit an academic writing sample from an undergraduate or graduate course.

Graduate School Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (12 hours)

Required Courses
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Communication in the Nonprofit Sector
Multinational Organizational Communication
Crisis Communication
Organizational Communication in the Digital Age
Applied Organizational Communication
Process of Group Communication
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Health Communication
Health Communication Campaigns
Corporate & Organizational Advocacy
Communication and Organizational Identification
Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Total Hours12