Contemporary Communications Certificate
Prepare to succeed in a rapidly changing, information-driven workplace with UMass Lowell's Contemporary Communications certificate. This 6-course certificate will develop your skills in research, analysis, writing, presentations and the use of technology as a tool for communication. This interdisciplinary program draws upon the expertise and knowledge of several departments within the University. The courses in this certificate can also be applied to several UMass Lowell degrees.
- Required Courses: 4
- Electives: 2
Not for CS majors
ENGL 1010,102, 227 or 229 or 2
Basic Computer Prof. (CSCE)
ENGL.1010 & ECON.2010 Pre-
Undergraduate Certificate Requirements
Students enrolled in UMass Lowell certificate programs must complete all courses and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better to earn the certificate. All certificate courses must be completed within a five-year period.
Students who successfully complete the certificate program should submit a Certificate Petition Form to have their certificate mailed to them.
Tuition & Fees
At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.
Tuition for all undergraduate courses offered through the Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition for all online graduate courses is also the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.
Spring 2023 Tuition
|Cost Per Credit||Cost Per 3-Credit Course*|
|On Campus Lowell||$340||$1,020|
|On Campus Haverhill||$300||$900|
|Term Registration Fee||$30|
Please note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Applying into an Undergraduate Certificate Program
Apply to an undergraduate certificate program using the Online Application Form or by printing and completing the Undergraduate Certificate Application Form in .pdf file format. Applicants will be required to have either their official high school transcript, HiSET®, GED® or their most recent college transcript if applicable, sent to Graduate, Online & Professional Studies at the address below. Applications, transcripts, and other correspondence should be sent to:
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Division of Graduate, Online & Professional Studies
839 Merrimack Street, 2nd Floor
Lowell, MA 01854
Undergraduate certificate applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and there is no fee to apply. You will be notified upon acceptance.