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Getting Your Media Certification Online

written by: Matthew G.•edited by: Heather Marie Kosur•updated: 6/23/2010

This article will show you how to get a media certification completely online. This certification will help you get into the exciting field of media and public relations.

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    Media Certifications

    Media certifications show that you have what it takes to make it in the world of media. A certificate will show that you have completed study and know how to properly market your client and/or their product. Upon completion, you should be able to create elegant ad campaigns, plan for media crisis, and write and edit pitches and speeches. You will be prepared for a career in PR and marketing. Here's a guide to getting an online media certification.

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    Online Media Certification Programs

    Mediabistro

    Mediabistro offers an online media certification program to aspiring PR pros. The program offers a certification to those who complete four required courses, one self-paced course, and one elective course within a year. The required course are the following:

    • Introduction to Public Relations
    • Intermediate Public Relations
    • Advanced Public Relations
    • Introduction to Social Media
    • New Media: 6-Session Self-Paced Course

    The elective course can be chosen from Blogging, Brand Yourself, or Brand Writing. The cost for this program is around $1,500. There are two ways you can enroll. You can enroll for each class separately, or you can enroll in the full program for a forty percent savings. Upon finishing the program, you will receive a letter of completion and a certificate for display.

    Market Motive

    Market Motive also offers an online media certification. Their program is more geared to online PR learning. They offer SEO courses, mobile marketing courses, email marketing courses, and social media marketing courses. When you complete the requirements for your certification, you will be able to print your certificate from a printer. The cost for the online media certification at Market Motive is $799 and includes access to 24/7 streaming video tutorials and a full year of access to all courses purchased.

    New York University-School of Continuing and Professional Studies

    The NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers a certificate in digital media marketing. This certificate can be earnd in one semester, or you can take a few semesters to complete it. You will be required to complete five courses to finish the program. Most of the courses cost around $750 to $785 with a few courses that are in the $400 price range. Some examples of courses are a Internet Market Research, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and Internet Copywriting.

    For more information on earning a degree specifically in marketing, please check out How to Get an Online Marketing Degree on Bright Hub.