Professional Writing Certificate

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Developed for working writers, this certificate provides practical coursework tailored to your professional setting. As a student, you will gain new skills that help position you for advancement in your current field.

In this 12-credit program, you will:

  • Expand your writing skills
  • Receive hands-on instruction in new technologies
  • Build a greater awareness of audience
  • Develop strategies for effective communications

Advantages of a Professional Writing Certificate

Our 12-credit certificate helps you enhance your skills and credentials in professional writing. It is designed to help you:

  • Get a promotion
  • Make a career change
  • Land new opportunities in freelance work, editing, and consulting


  • Document Design
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Social Media Writing
  • Stylistics
  • Usability
  • Web Authoring

Application Requirements

Students with at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning may submit an application. You will need to:

  • Send an official transcript(s) from colleges or universities
  • Write a three-page statement about your writing and professional background and goals
  • Complete a Certificate Program Application (pdf)

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