Certificate in Community Media and Technology


As media and information technologies converge, corporate power is being concentrated in the hands of fewer and fewer transnational media and technology companies. An analysis and critique of such a concentration is essential to understanding how the world works and how social reality is constructed.

Media and technology have become useful, if not indispensable, tools for even the smallest non-profits and community-based organizations, to be utilized in the service of organizational development, community building, grassroots organizing, constituent mobilization, influencing public opinion, and social change.

Given the increasing relevance of media and information technology to public and community service, the Certificate in Community Media and Technology is designed to provide students with the key competencies they need to incorporate a range of multi-media tools into their primary responsibilities, be they labor activists, community organizers, or agency professionals.

Program Highlights:

  • Flexibility
  • First - Rate Faculty
  • Technology focused

Learn more about this program:

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Registration is administered through Division of Corporate, Continuing, and Distance Education at UMass Boston. Payment is due upon registration. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $328.33
Registration Fee per semester $30
Education Service Fee per semester $20
Late Reg. Fee per semester* $25
Returned Check Fee per semester** $25
Total for course*** $1035 (328.33x3 credits= 985 +50 reg. fee & ed fee per semester) 

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*applicable when you register after deadline; non-refundable unless course has been cancelled

** applicable when checks returned unpaid

*** Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course




The undergraduate Community Media and Technology Certificate program is designed for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree and other qualified practitioners who are interested in pursuing concentrated study in this area. Application is made directly to the program. Please click here for the application.


For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact Linda Hardenbergh at linda.hardenbergh@umb.edu, or www.ccde.umb.edu/certificates/cmt/.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with your program manager or advisor to determine your eligibility. Generally, if you are matriculated in a degree program and are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester, you may qualify for financial aid. Please review our Financial Aid Checklist below.

  1. Fill out the FAFSA form at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is important to list the University of Massachusetts Boston school code number 002222.
  2. Next, download your required Financial Aid Forms here.
  3. Check your financial aid status using WISER.
  4. For more information or if you have further questions, please contact Financial Aid Services at 617.287.6300 or at finaid@umb.edu


  • Please renew your FAFSA form every year.
  • When you register for classes, please contact the Division of Corporate, Continuing, and Distance Education at UMass Boston (617) 287-7916) to let them know you that you have applied/are applying for financial aid. Also, it is in your best interest to register for your classes either by phone or fax ((617) 287-7916 ph; (617) 287-7902). You can download the registration form here. If you do not intend to apply for financial aid, you can register online.


For more information or if you have further questions, please contact Financial Aid Services at 617.287.6300 or at finaid@umb.edu.

For non-degree students:

Please review the special alternative loans below.



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