Texas Tech University

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Digital & Social Media 

Our 12-hour graduate certificate program in digital and social media is designed to introduce seasoned communication professionals to technology that is changing the face of communications in an ever-growing, global society.

Our program is offered exclusively online to meet the needs of our students, most of whom are communication professionals. Our students have busy work and personal lives – they demand access to a quality graduate program with the most flexible, convenient delivery method available.

Program Requirements

Students must complete one required course and three electives.

See a listing and description of courses offered for this certificate.

*Students may complete graduate certificates in addition to any of the M.A. programs or by itself.  

Apply Now! 

If you are interested in applying, please submit an application. 

 Visit the M.A. application page for more information about applying to the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Digital & Social Media program and links to the Texas Tech Graduate School website. 

All CoMC Graduate Certificates follow the same application process as the M.A. in Strategic Communication & Innovation and M.A. in Mass Communication programs.

Students decide… 

  • Where to study.  
    Since their computer is their classroom, students can complete all coursework at home, in the office, or on the road. It's learning from anywhere. 
  • When to study. 
    Our asynchronous program means that students never have to be at their computers at a designated time. They can choose to study at 2 p.m., 2 a.m., or anytime in between. 
  • When to start.  
    Students can choose to start our master's program at the beginning of any semester – Fall, Spring, Summer I or Summer II. 
  • Size of courseload.  
    Taking one, two or three classes per semester is up to each student. They work with the program director on a course plan that makes the most sense for them. 

Financial Aid 

For information about financial aid for graduate students, contact the TTU Office of Financial Aid. 

Have Questions?

Mary S. Norman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice & Coordinator of TTU CoMC M.A. Programs (806)834-4570 | Media & Communication Building, Room 158E