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Certificates

Certificate in Marketing

The Certificate in Marketing provides undergraduate students with a marketing-specific set of in-demand skills. Students will be introduced to key marketing concepts and competencies, including competitive analysis, market research, communications strategy, product marketing, branding, editing, and social media marketing. The certificate can be customized to fit your unique interests in design thinking, creative writing, video editing, podcasting, or two-dimensional design.

According to a recent Burning Glass report, adding technical field-specific skills to a Liberal Arts program of study doubles the jobs available to recent graduates.

The Marketing Certificate may also be pursued on a stand-alone basis for individuals seeking professional development in their current role.

Online or In-Classroom Formats Available

Students are able to complete this certificate online, however, course availability may vary depending on the semester. Learn more about our online learning options.

Admission Requirements

There are no formal requirements for admission to undergraduate certificates. Students should speak with an academic advisor regarding their preparation for specific certificates or courses.

U.S. Citizenship or Eligible Noncitizen

University College cannot sponsor an I-20 for any certificate program. International students are eligible to apply for a certificate program if they already hold a visa that permits part-time study. International students holding a B-2 or F-2 visa are only permitted to register for courses that are recreational or avocational.

NOTE

University College is designed for students with adult responsibilities who may require part-time and flexible course schedules. Current high school students and recent graduates seeking a traditional WashU college experience should apply through the undergraduate admissions office: admissions.wustl.edu.

Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and typically take four to six weeks. An application is incomplete and will not be reviewed until all of the application requirements have been received or processed. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the following dates:

  • SPRING 2022: DEC. 31, 2021
  • SUMMER 2022: APRIL 30, 2022
  • FALL 2022: JULY 31, 2022
Completed application form

The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed.

Enrolling in University College

We are here for you, every step of the way. Getting started at University College is easy.

 

Step 1Meet with an Advisor
Schedule an appointment with an advisor online.
 

Step 2Start Your Application
Applying is easy, and our advisors are here to help you find the path that fits your needs. Apply Today!
 

Step 3Plan Ahead
Ask your advisor about tuition payment options.  

 


Take a course today. Apply later.

At University College, students can take courses without applying to a degree program. If you are interested in taking a class to get to know University College, to fulfill credits, for professional development, or to follow a passion, the non-degree option is for you. Learn more.

Our advisors go the extra mile to help you navigate your path and needs. We will provide you with the tools to make each moment spent on your education as valuable as possible. Students will receive:

  • individual appointments with an experienced advisor;
  • career planning services to prepare you for opportunities after graduation;
  • a partner throughout your journey to ensure success.

 

HOURS

Student advising is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

 

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CORE COURSES: 10 UNITS

  • Marketing Concepts (U44 270)
  • Market Research and Communications Strategies (U48 305)
  • Effective Editing (U48 3451)
  • Social Media for Public Relations (U48 3090) – 1 unit 

 

ELECTIVES: 3 UNITS

Choose one from the following:

  • Design Thinking: Human-Centered Approaches to Making the World (U44 290)
  • Making the Cut: Editing Digital Video (U48 308)
  • Design Concepts (U79 109)
  • Audio Storytelling: From Podcasts to Newscasts (U49 327)
  • Any Creative Writing course from the U11 English Composition department
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