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    Oct 07, 2022  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

International Communication (Graduate Professional Development Certificate)


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Admission to the Program


Open to students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution. Applicants must submit their official transcripts along with a one page statement of purpose.

Non-native English speakers are required to submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) unless they hold a degree from a U.S.-accredited institution before enrollment at SIS. The minimum TOEFL score for full admissions consideration is 100 on the Internet-based test (iBT) or 600 on the paper-based test (PBT). The minimum IELTS score is 7.0.

Certificate Requirements


  • 15 credit hours with grades of C or better, with at least 9 credit hours at or above 600-level
  • Compliance with all regulations for a certificate (Graduate Academic Regulations 4.11 5 , 6 )

Course Requirements


International Communication (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following or other approved coursework:

Electives (12 credit hours)


  • 12 credit hours of approved coursework

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