A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
What is the refund policy?
Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
Can I take the course for free?
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
What background knowledge is necessary?
It is preferable to have a working, high-school level of the English language to successfully engage in this Specialization. The Courses and Capstone are not designed to teach the English language.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
It is recommended to take the Courses in order for an optimal Learner outcome: Course 1 first, Course 2 second, Course 3 third, Course 4 fourth, then the Capstone.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
No, you will not earn credits at Michigan State University for completing the Specialization.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
Enhancing Journalistic skills through our Specialization can serve many exciting purposes for a Learner: opening up new career fields within Journalism, improving Journalism abilities in a present position; gaining stronger understanding of how the media and journalism works; exploring other ways Journalism can help in business, community and non-profit settings.
More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.