Texas Tech University

Online Graduate Certificate in STEM Leadership Communication

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Learn the communication skills you need to reach your full potential as a corporate, public-sector, or academic leader. Designed for professionals in science, technology, and medicine. Just four online classes, taken at your own pace, from wherever you are. Because this 12-hour certificate is fully online, you can complete it on your own time, at your own pace, without quitting your day job.

Certificate Requirements 
(12 hours total)

  • Three required core courses (3 credits each):
    • COMS 5314: Professional Communication in Health, Science, and Technology
    • MCOM 5324: Audience/Data Analysis and Reporting
    • MCOM 5350: STEM Leadership Communication Capstone Course

You must take one elective. You can choose from the list below, or you can choose another appropriate course, with advisor approval. If you're a current graduate student in another program, you may be able to use a course in your home discipline as an elective.

  • One elective course (3 credits):
    • COMS 5302: Intercultural Communication
    • MCOM 5316: Communication in Organizations
    • COMS 5313: Theories of Persuasion
    • MCOM 5364: Research Methods
    • MCOM 5318: Advanced Social Media Practice
    • MCOM 5326: Risk Communication/Management
    • MCOM 5332: Special Topics in Strategic Communication
    • MCOM 5334: Interpersonal Communication
    • MCOM 6310: Contemporary Issues in Communications Technology

Application Process

In addition to standard TTU graduate school application requirements, applicants will also be asked to provide the following:

  1. Statement of purpose (1-2 pages)
  2. CV or resume
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  4. Writing sample (can be a sample of academic or professional writing)

Start your application online at:


Learn more by downloading our information sheet 

Contact Dr. Amy Koerber (amy.koerber@ttu.edu) for details.