Applicants for the Certificate in Technology and Communication must have a bachelor's degree. Priority is given to those with a 3.0 GPA and three or more years in a communications-related field.
Applicants must submit a resume, college transcript and statement of purpose (250 words or less), explaining their reasons for seeking the certificate. International students must submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants do not have to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
Prospective students may apply for admission before the start of the fall or spring semester. Application deadlines:
- May 1 for fall admission
- October 1 for spring admission
Applicants will be notified in writing of the admission committee's decision.
Online Application Process
The online application is located at https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=unc-ch. Create a user account to open an application.
Once you have a user account, log in to your account and start an application. Select the following options to apply to the Certificate in Technology and Communication:
Level Of Study: Certificate or Post Bacc Licensure Programs
Type Of Applicant: New applicant
(Click "Save and Continue")
Select a major: Journalism and Mass Comm
Select a degree: Certificate Program Technology and Communication
Area of Interest or Specialization: Journalism and Mass Comm
As you progress through the application, be sure to click "Save" when you have completed each section, and click "Continue" to move to the next section.
- Submit your college transcript(s) in the Transcript Uploads section.
- Submit your resume in the Work and Volunteer Experience Upload section.
- Submit the Certificate in Technology and Communication supplement, which includes your essay and plan for study, in the Supplemental Documents Upload section. The supplement is located in the Downloadable Forms section.
Before you submit your application, we recommend that you take a few minutes and review each section carefully to verify that the information you entered is correctly displayed.