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Professional Writing & Communication Graduate Certificate

Professional Writing & Communication Grad Cert

Developed for working writers, this certificate program 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 & Communication 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
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Graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information.

Applicants follow the general procedures for graduate degree acceptance into the master's degree program, but in an abbreviated form.

Apply and submit all required application materials to the Office of Graduate Studies.

Required Materials

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


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Karen Gulbrandsen

Associate Professor
English & Communication
Liberal Arts 338