Certificate: New Media Communication

About the New Media Certificate at Loyola

With the expansion of digital media, the need for communication and marketing professionals in new media has never been greater. Loyola's New Media Communication Certificate prepares you to meet this demand, offering training in communication skills, social media communication, online content production, and more.

Whether you're new to the field or looking to remain relevant in an evolving media landscape, you'll gain the knowledge and skills you need to gain a competitive edge in this fast-paced field.

Program Structure

The New Media Communication Certificate is offered fully online in 8-week sessions with evening synchronous meetings. It can be taken as a standalone certificate or in partnership with another degree from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Why Choose Loyola for Your New Media Communication Certificate?

In the new media certificate program, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the communication field and digital media, including social media communications, digital media production, content creation, and marketing principles.

The digital media certificate prepares you to utilize various technologies while challenging you to look at communication through a critical, historical, and theoretical lens.

A flexible, accelerated program

Complete your New Media Communication Certificate online in just one year. Requiring only three courses and featuring both asynchronous work and synchronous sessions, our new media certificate works well for working professionals or students balancing other commitments.

Communication careers increasingly call for digital media literacy and content creation. Learn concepts and skills you can immediately apply in your current role or gain practice for careers in new media.

Learn communication theory and history, digital media ethics, social media communication, and the basics of digital media production. Then, apply what you've learned in your own digital media projects.

Learn from professors who are working professionals in the PR, marketing, advocacy, and digital media worlds, meaning they can draw upon real-world experiences, share wisdom relevant to today, and create networking opportunities with other industry professionals.

Small course sizes allow you to network with classmates, master course content, and connect meaningfully with your professors.

Meet the Faculty

Loyola is proud to have talented and nationally-recognized scholar-teachers as part of our diverse community of exceptional faculty, students and staff. Loyola faculty are known for their commitment to teaching, the dissemination of knowledge through innovative and interdisciplinary scholarly research, and a commitment to social justice and cura personalis, or care for the whole person. Visit the School of Continuing and Professional Studies faculty and staff directory to learn more about the teachers and mentors involved with the Certificate: New Media Communication program.

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Curriculum and Program Outcomes

While courses for the Certificate: New Media Communication program may vary from semester to semester, Loyola’s extensive Academic Catalog will always house the official listing of courses, programs of study, academic policies, degree requirements, and specialization or concentration options.

Additionally, this resource will provide Certificate: New Media Communication learning outcomes, showcasing the commitment to specific skills and growth graduates can expect to achieve following completion of the program.

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Costs, Scholarships, and Aid

Loyola University Chicago is committed to making your return to school a reality. Our Cost & Financial Aid page can help better inform you about the costs and potential funding opportunities through scholarships, loans, and aid for graduate and professional education.

If you are a current Loyola undergraduate or recent alum, you may be eligible for a Returning Rambler discount. Learn more and see if you qualify on our Returning Rambler Scholarship page.

Tuition and Costs

The estimated tuition and fees for the Certificate: New Media Communication totals $7110.00, or 9 credit hours at a cost of $790.00 per credit hour. Please note that tuition and fees for all of Loyola's academic programs are subject to change.

For more detailed information about tuition and fees, and a breakdown of how these costs are calculated on a yearly basis, please visit Tuition and Fees from the Office of the Bursar.

Certificate: New Media Communication Scholarships

For detailed information about tuition, costs, and aid, please visit the SCPS Tuition & Financial Aid page.

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Application Process

Application Deadlines

The available start terms and corresponding application deadlines for the Certificate: New Media Communication are listed below. Please keep in mind that both the application and the required materials must be submitted by the specified deadline.

Rolling applications, recommended deadlines are:

Spring I: January 6
Fall I: August 5

Application Requirements

Application requirements for the Certificate: New Media Communication include:

  • Completed Application

Official Documents

Official transcripts are those that are sent directly by the college/university to Loyola University Chicago. Transcripts sent by the student to Loyola are considered unofficial documents, and while they may be utilized for initial review of your application, official transcripts are still required. Official documents should be sent by the institution to gradapp@luc.edu.

International Applicant Requirements

An official English language proficiency exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. If you have non-U.S. educational credentials, you are required to submit an official transcript evaluation. The transcript evaluation cannot be waived.

Please visit our International Applicant Requirements page for specific information regarding the application process for international students.

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