The online Certificate in Advertising provides students with a grounded approach to the theory and practice of professional advertising. Using classic and modern techniques, students explore and implement strategies designed to influence and persuade target audiences. With an emphasis on media-rich environments, students will develop a repertoire of skills needed to be successful in the industry.

Program Overview

The Certificate in Advertising requires 21 hours of coursework.

At least 12 credit hours must be completed at UMSL.

Students must earn at least a B in any course applied to the certificate.

The Advertising Certificate is also available in the Online Bachelor of Liberal Studies.

Program Details

Program details can be found in the Bulletin.

Department of Communication and Media Studies

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Program Costs

Undergraduate Tuition (MO residents) $335.50 per credit hour
Online Course Fee (100% online courses) $59.70 per credit hour
College of Arts & Sciences Advising Fee $10.00 per credit hour
Media Studies Lab Course Fee $31.40 per credit hour

Please visit the Cashier's Office for more information.


College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office

Dr. Dennis Ganahl, Program Director