George Mason University
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professional Writing & Rhetoric
Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Rhetoric
Students who do not seek a full master’s degree may be interested in a graduate certificate in professional writing and rhetoric, which consists of courses oriented to workplace uses of language. In addition to the training in pragmatic skills offered, the curriculum is characterized by a self-reflexive attention to workplaces as institutions. Courses on research and theory in nonfiction writing complement instruction in editing, technical writing, digital publication, and other current practices.
This certificate prepares students for roles as writers and editors in the private and public sectors.
The certificate may be pursued concurrently with any of several programs in English and elsewhere. Part of the course work toward the certificate may be applied to those degrees with the approval of the director of the degree program.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GMU FAFSA Code: 003749
Locale: Large Suburb
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