Graduate Handbook - Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Communication

The certificate is offered jointly by the Departments of English and Communication; all courses are offered on line through web-based distance education. The Certificate offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that enables students to develop strong writing and communication skills in the following areas: technical writing, information development, and document design; communication across organizations and technical operations; communications theory and organizational communication; group communication and teamwork; user interface design and web design; instructional design and training program development; project management and client requirements documents; usability testing, evaluation, and measurement; technical skills (such as HTML, XML, and scripting languages). See the Professional and Technical Writing Coordinator or Graduate Professional Writing Coordinator for additional information.