Professional and Technical Writing - Graduate Certificate

Gain immediate workplace skills and knowledge to open and enhance career paths and opportunities in one of the fastest growing occupations.


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The online Graduate Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing enhances students written and visual communication skills and develops the expertise to write legal briefs, edit technical documents, and employ visual persuasion in a wide variety of settings. Students take a total of 9 credit-hours of graduate coursework.

To be eligible for the online Graduate Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing, students must possess a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution or an international credential deemed equivalent to a four-year bachelor's degree. GRE scores are NOT required for admission to the graduate certificate program.

COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences | Department of Writing, Rhetoric & Digital Studies
DEGREE: Graduate Certificate
COST: $685 per credit

Students must take WRD 702, but can choose from two of the remaining three courses:

  • WRD 702: Professional and Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • WRD 612: Ethical and Legal Issues in Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • WRD 614: Visual Rhetoric and Persuasion (3 credits)
  • WRD 704: Technical Editing (3 credits)

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