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GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATION ADMISSION & FEES

Start Honing Your Integrated Marketing Communication Skills

Take the first step toward earning a Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communication. This 15-16.5-credit program will help you refresh your skills and expand your expertise in marketing communication, whether you’re just building your career or already working in the field.

Successful applicants demonstrate the intellectual skills to thrive in our academic setting, and the professional background to have meaningful participation in group discussions. To be eligible to apply, you must have a bachelor’s degree in any subject from a regionally accredited U.S. institution (or the international equivalent), and we recommend at least two years of work experience. Learn more about application requirements, deadlines, tuition and fees.

Application Checklist

To complete your online application, you’ll need:

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To apply to this program, you must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution (or the international equivalent). We need original transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions you have attended, sent directly from the school. The only exception is for advanced placement courses and study abroad transfer credits—we don’t need transcripts for those.

Send via email: If your institution offers electronic transcripts, ask them to email your transcript(s) to gradadmissions@stthomas.edu.

Send via mail: Paper transcripts must be submitted in sealed envelopes and signed by the appropriate university official. Send to:

University of St. Thomas
Graduate Records - Admissions
1000 LaSalle Ave., Box 5
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2005

International applicants: Please see the transcript requirements in the international checklist below.


In addition to completing the prerequisite coursework and submitting an online application, letters of recommendation, current resume, and a personal statement, international students must also submit an English proficiency test score and an international transcript evaluation.

English Proficiency Tests

If English is not your native language, you must submit scores from either the TOEFL or the IELTS. If you have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia or New Zealand, you are exempt from taking an English proficiency test.

Minimum score requirements:
  • IELTS: minimum overall band score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 6.5 on each of the four sections. 
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based test): minimum total score of 90, with a minimum score of 20 on each of the four sections.

To submit your test score, you’ll need our institutional code: 6110. Official score reports (not photocopies) are required. Please keep in mind that scores may take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive in our office. 

International Transcript Evaluation

To apply to the Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communication program, you must have at least the international equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution. If you completed your undergraduate or graduate work at a college or university outside of the United States, you must complete a transcript evaluation. There are two ways to complete this evaluation (choose one):

  1. Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and World Education Services (WES) are independent transcript evaluation services that St. Thomas accepts for international transcript evaluation. If you choose to have ECE or WES do your evaluation, you will receive a copy of the evaluation. To use ECE or WES, visit either site and choose the “Start Your Evaluation” option.
  2. If you already have a transcript evaluation, or would prefer to use a service other than ECE or WES, email the admissions office or call (651) 962-8800. We first need to ensure that the evaluation service you use is accepted by our university.

Application Deadlines

New students may begin a graduate certificate program in the fall, spring or summer term. With our rolling admissions process, applications are welcomed before or after the priority deadline and reviewed once the file is complete. Those who meet the priority deadline will have earlier access to course registration.

Fall Term

Priority deadline: May 1st

Rolling admissions through August

Spring Term

Priority deadline: November 1st

Rolling admissions through January

Summer Term

Priority deadline: April 1st

Rolling admissions through May

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Start Your Online Application

Ready to take the first step toward a Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communication? Start your online application today. You can save it as a draft, and log in later to complete it. Contact us for more information.  

Tuition & Fees

$18,270 - $20,097 total program cost at current tuition rates

The Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communication requires between 15 and 16.5 credits, depending on your previous and current academic experience. Your tuition cost will depend on the number of credits you need to earn your certificate. To learn how many credits you’ll need, please contact us.

Per Credit $1,218
Technology Fee Per Term $56-112
Health Fee Per Term $12.50 - $35
Materials Per Course $100-200
Parking Per Evening $5 - $6

Employer Reimbursement

St. Thomas graduate certificates are not eligible for financial aid, but your employer may be able to help pay your tuition. Ask your employer if the company’s professional development policy includes tuition reimbursement for graduate certificates.

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