College of Communication and Information

Risk Sciences

6.7%

job growth in the next 10 years

according to Burning Glass

1.9K

job postings last year

according to Burning Glass

100%

Online

Restart your search

Program Summary

Application Dates: 04/15/2019
07/1/2019
Start Dates: 05/7/2019
08/28/2019
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $685

Anthony Limperos

Director of Graduate Certificate

Associate Professor

College of Communication and Information

College of Communication and Information

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-9467

  • GC

Anticipate crises before they happen. Respond effectively when they do. Develop the expertise to lead your organization through difficult situations with a graduate certificate in Risk Sciences. Graduates of this certificate work as corporate communications managers, public relations specialists, and risk communication officers.

Program Summary

Application Dates: 04/15/2019
07/1/2019
Start Dates: 05/7/2019
08/28/2019
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $685

Designed for the working professional who needs practical skills to communicate about real world problems, this challenging, 12-credit graduate certificate will prepare you to effectively plan and respond to the risk and crisis situations that organizations face. After completing this graduate certificate, you will be able to:

  • Design and implement risk communication campaigns.

  • Develop and evaluate organizational risk assessments and crisis communication plans.

  • Communicate effectively with internal and external audiences during crisis situations.

  • Conduct theoretically based research to evaluate risk and crisis communication.

Graduate certificate students have the option to develop additional expertise in training and consulting and knowledge management. Admission to the program requires an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher.

Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Anthony Limperos

Director of Graduate Certificate

Associate Professor

College of Communication and Information

College of Communication and Information

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-9467

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.