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Online Graduate Certificate in Social Media

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Register By: February 20 Classes Start: February 22

Engage Online Audiences by Earning a Social Media Graduate Certificate Online

The Social Media Graduate Certificate online program at Southern New Hampshire University gives you valuable tools for evaluating strategic uses of social media, developing a social media strategy and marketing campaign, and creating effective social media messaging for specific target audiences. Understanding how to leverage social media to achieve business goals can significantly increase your career opportunities.

See Yourself Succeed in Social Media

Communicating with target audiences via social media venues such as Twitter, Facebook, blogging and podcasts has become a key means of marketing communication for many organizations. Our social media graduate certificate program shows you how to:

  • Create a social media strategy that builds relationships with target markets through social media communities
  • Develop and execute successful social media marketing strategies that integrate with overarching marketing plans
  • Carry out market research to create more effective marketing campaigns, improve and optimize products, and generate leads
  • Target messaging to increasingly mobile audiences who value the opinions of others in their social media groups

As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your social media graduate certificate online at SNHU include:

  • Affordability. Take advantage of some of the most affordable tuition rates in the nation
  • Convenience. Attend class when it’s convenient for you – online education means 24/7 access
  • Efficiency and flexibility. Complete your certificate at your own pace, over five 10-week terms per year
  • Expert instruction. Learn from instructors with relevant, real-world experience
  • Networking. Tap into our nationwide network of alumni for internship and career opportunities
  • Student support. Count on the ongoing support of dedicated academic and career advisors specialized in your area of study

Career Outlook

A social media-focused graduate certificate from SNHU will prepare you for where the marketing discipline is going and help you get ahead of the curve. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports various employment opportunities in marketing are expected to increase by 9% through 2026.* The demand for social media marketing experts exists in almost every industry, including entertainment, healthcare, journalism, politics and retail.


In the social media graduate certificate online program, you’ll learn the latest social media marketing strategies, tools and platforms. You’ll also create and implement your own social media marketing campaign.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.

Online Graduate Programs Per Course Per Credit Hour Annual Cost for 15 credits 
Degree/Certificates $1,881 $627 $9,405 
(U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty)
$1,410 $470 $7,050 

Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Additional Costs:
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the Internet, at (viewed online December 15, 2017). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.