The Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing addresses the theory and practice of organizational writing. Providing at least two web-based courses each semester, this innovative program offers professionals from a wide range of academic and career backgrounds an opportunity to improve and build upon their document writing and design skills. This flexible five-course sequence of graduate study includes three required core courses and allows students to choose two electives. Each course presents students with a blend of theoretical training in and practical application of effective communication strategies. The curriculum is designed for immediate relevance in the workplace; to that end, faculty members incorporate cutting-edge classroom technologies, service-learning opportunities and a wide range of community collaborations in their classes.
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.