Certificate in International Media

The basic certificate in international media offers a theoretical grounding in media and in a specific, applied media field, as well as enhancing foundational knowledge with courses on global aspects of media use, media technologies, and media industries. Students take a course in contemporary media or in social media in the digital age, then augment foundational coursework with a course in advertising, journalism, media studies, or public relations. Students also apply theoretical knowledge to specific, global media contexts.

The certificate program is open to students enrolled at San Diego State University or in the College of Extended Studies, excluding major and minor students in the School of Journalism and Media Studies.

Students will enhance major area studies with an understanding of international media. International students studying advertising, journalism, media, or public relations at their home universities augment their knowledge with international aspects of media. The certificate is appropriate for Open University students in international media as a career-enhancement option or as an academic foundation. For more information, contact Alexa Mokalis at

All courses in the certificate program must be completed with a grade point average of 2.0. Information to come soon.