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PCMS Certificate

The graduate certificate in Professional Communication and Managerial Skills (PCMS) is a joint program between the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Poole College of Management.

Certificate Overview

Are you a graduate student in a program or field where courses in management and communication are not included? Or, perhaps you are a working professional who already holds a bachelor’s degree, but who seeks additional skills that will allow you to manage work units and advance in your organization.

If so, NC State’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication and Managerial Skills (PCMS) offers a set of courses to enhance your understanding of management and communication principles.


  • Transfer your professional achievements to success in your organization and in the global marketplace.
  • Hone communication skills highly coveted by employers.
  • Develop teamwork ability and analytical expertise — hallmarks of this certificate’s classes.

Flexible and Convenient

Complete the certificate at your own pace, online. All graduate students are eligible, whether enrolled in a campus or distance education master’s program. The certificate is also offered to professionals seeking additional knowledge. You will earn a certificate from one of the top research universities in the country, a higher education institution founded in 1887 with a stellar international reputation.

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College of Education students talk with each other at the Friday Institute. Photo by Marc Hall

Contact Us

Prospective students 

Contact certificate coordinator Andrew Binder for program information, application standards or questions about the certificate completion process.

Andrew Binder

Current students 

Contact Dara Leeder for schedule details, questions about advising holds or other information regarding student status.

Dara Leeder
Phone: 919-515-3638