Graduate Certificate Program Requirements

  • Students must complete 15 credits in any combination of courses in English and Communication that the Certificate Coordinator pre-approves.
  • Students must also earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the courses that apply to the Certificate

With the consent of the Certificate Coordinator (Rachel Spilka) and subject to the Graduate School transfer policy, students who have completed appropriate courses for graduate credit at other institutions may transfer up to three credits into the Certificate Program, provided that the courses were completed within the last five years with a grade of B or better.

Students may take classes online or in person. Some of the current, regularly offered courses are:

  • Social Media (ENG 431)

  • Grant Writing (ENG 434)

  • Document Design (ENG 439)

  • Technical Editing (ENG 444)

  • Rhetoric, Writing, and Information Technology (ENG 709)

  • Advanced Project Management for Professional Writers (ENG 710)

  • Designing and Developing Communication Training Interventions (COMM 627)

  • Studies of Communication in Organizations (COMM 810)

  • Seminar in Mediated Communication (COMM 813)

  • Seminar in Small Group Communication (COMM 823)

  • Seminar in Programs of Adult Communication (COMM 827)

Visit our Courses page to help plan out which courses you may want to take to meet your degree requirement. You can also visit the Communication department's website here.

If you have any further questions about these requirements, or other questions related to the program, email Graduate Coordinator of the Professional Writing Program Dr. Rachel Spilka.