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Admission to the Program

The Digital Media certificate program is not accepting applications at this time.

There are no strict prerequisites for the program - we particularly welcome applications from those with a passion for innovation and experience in journalism and/or related media technology, but we evaluate each candidate on his or her individual merits.

Students must hold a degree from an accredited college or university with at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours of undergraduate work. The GPA requirement may be waived for applicants with more than 5 years of full-time professional experience. An undergraduate degree in Communication is not required.


The online programs of American University are currently authorized to operate in these states.

For Additional Information

Please contact the School of Communication Graduate Admissions Office at or by calling (202)-885-2040 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

From Print Journalist to Multimedia Maven

Interactive Journalism program alum Heidi Glenn is a National Producer at NPR.

Read about Heidi Glenn's career track and current role with NPR in an article that ran in The Washington Post's Express paper.

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