Mastering Public Speaking

Day Time Duration Date Instructor Credits
Wednesday 5:30pm – 7:30pm 12 Weeks Sep 27th – Dec 13th Dr. John Robbins 2


This certificate course trains students in the art of public speaking, including giving speeches and sermons for both religious and non-religious occasions. Students will examine how to structure speeches, manage oral anxiety, and develop their oratory skills. Students will also learn how to tailor their communication for greater impact and how to navigate communications with a variety of audiences. At the end of the course, students will possess the competence necessary to communicate effectively in multiple settings, from academic to professional and community-based.


COURSE FEE: The general admission is $297 per course. Then, $238 for each additional course. If you are a student, it is $179 per one for all students. Then, $119 for each additional course. If you are a MIRL student, it is $161 per one for all students. 

FINANCIAL AID: Please note that financial aid is offered on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds are exhausted. Please apply as early as possible to increase your chances of being awarded. You can learn more about our financial aid policy here.

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