Jun 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Writing, GC


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The Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing prepares students to be effective workplace writers. Students learn to compose in professional and technical genres for a range of audiences (both print and online). Coursework introduces students to document design, editing, and workplace writing processes and procedures. This 12-hour graduate certificate program prepares students for positions as professional or technical writers and provides the opportunity for professionals in business, government, technical, and other positions to greatly enhance their writing, editing, and document design abilities. The program is designed to be an additional credential or enhancement, not a substitute for a graduate degree. Students completing the four-course program will earn a graduate certificate that will appear on their permanent transcript.

Admissions Requirements


An applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university prior to acceptance into the Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing Program.

An applicant should submit the following items for admissions:

  • Graduate School Online application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Transcript providing proof of baccalaureate degree from an accredited university
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Non-native speakers must also submit current, official TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL scores below 550 on the written examination or below 81 on the Internet-based exam are not considered satisfactory. IELTS scores below 6.5 are not considered satisfactory.

Course Requirements


Students must successfully complete 12 credit hours from courses listed below with a grade of “B” or better to receive the Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing:

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