Online Digital Audience Strategy Graduate Certificate
The online graduate certificate in digital audiences prepares you to execute digital audience strategy in any industry. You’ll learn to measure and analyze how consumers interact with content online, on social media and on mobile devices. This program is designed for professionals who want to develop new skills, take on new responsibilities or more effectively promote their work.
Next start date: 08/19/2021
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
Degree questions, answered.
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Digital audience certification
Students in the Cronkite School’s digital audiences graduate certificate use measurement skills to develop strategies and tactics to grow audiences through search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), paid and organic social media campaigns, and digital content creation.
The digital audiences certificate program prepares you for work in digital audience engagement through a data-driven, content-focused curriculum. Working hands on with current, industry-grade tools and practices, you’ll discover how to create digital content and targeted campaigns. You’ll use audience data to identify target audiences and then formulate effective content across websites, search engines and social media. You’ll learn how to track the impact of digital content, analyzing audience behavior and content performance. You’ll put this knowledge into practice in real-time, tactical exercises using "live" tools such as Google Analytics and Facebook Audience Insights, as well as simulated environments. Graduates who earn this certificate will be ready to drive strategy execution and digital audience engagement, and be competitive in the fast-changing fields of social media, digital content and audience development.
The certificate has far-reaching appeal and application. Corporations, advocacy groups, entrepreneurs, government agencies, community groups, news organizations and nonprofits all need professionals who can execute campaigns to reach large online audiences in order to increase sales, advertising, donations, political support and community cohesion. This certificate prepares professionals to advance their own careers while advancing the work of their employers by engaging digital audiences.
This graduate certificate differs from the Cronkite School's Master of Science in digital audience strategy. This certificate does not include the master's capstone course or additional coursework outside of the digital audiences core curriculum (such as Media Law and Digital Media Entrepreneurship). This narrower scope allows you to focus on tactical skills needed to execute digital campaigns rather than preparing them to lead development and management of organization-wide digital strategy.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited in the U.S. or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country.
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The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is a leading journalism school in the U.S. For more than 15 years, its students have won more awards in the Society of Professional Journalists national “Mark of Excellence” competition than any other university. Student reporting projects on social justice issues have won five Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards – the most of any journalism school in the country. The Cronkite School regularly ranks in the top five journalism schools in the country for broadcasting, photojournalism and strategic communications awards.
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