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Certificate of Journalism




This online Certificate of Journalism from UMassONline is an excellent option for any individual who is looking to join the growing field of online news and information sites.

This online journalism certification program guides students in gaining the skills they need to break into the this up-and-coming field.

This online certification program was named a Program of Excellence by the National University Continuing Education Association - the most prestigious award in the field of distance learning, and is ideal for those individuals who are looking to prepare for working in in travel writing, sports writing, photojournalism, food writing, science writing, arts criticism, citizen journalism, public relations and a host of other dynamic fields.

Topics covered by the online journalism courses of this program, include:

  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Responding to Disasters and Natural Catastrophes
  • Readings in Science Journalism
  • Readings in Global Energy Issues
  • Writing About Food
  • Travel Writing
  • Journalism in an Age of Terror

The program welcomes students from any discipline who wish to gain an understanding of this exciting new area of journalism

Accreditation Information

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

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