Quick facts

  • Program type: Graduate certificate
  • Academic home: School of Journalism
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 15
  • Estimated program cost: $13,023.75*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the certificate you deserve

The online graduate certificate in interactive media from MU will help you advance your career in interactive, digital and social media.

This program is designed for students looking to gain insight into the rapidly changing media industry; providing them with the experiential skills necessary to enhance their current position — or transfer to a new position.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers

Potential careers

  • Broadcast news analyst
  • Search marketing strategist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Postsecondary communications teacher

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Courses are offered in an 8-week format, allowing students to finish in one year.

The interactive media graduate certificate is a pathway to the journalism master’s programs.

Acquire the knowledge you need to

  • Create an interactive media plan in your organization
  • Apply technology and analytics to journalism and strategic communication
  • Recognize the importance of audience engagement and development

Students who complete the graduate certificate with a 3.5 GPA or higher will not be required to take the GRE to apply to one of the journalism master’s programs.

Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award

Are you a veteran, active duty service member, Reservist, National Guardsman, or a military spouse or dependent and want to study online?

See if you’re eligible for the Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award.

This program is administered by the School of Journalism.