Writing and Rhetoric
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Professional and Technical Writing

The graduate certificate in professional and technical writing provides students with coursework in nonfiction writing in specific genres, current writing practices and theories of writing in organizational settings, research methods in professional writing, and nonfiction literature.

The graduate certificate in professional and technical writing may only be pursued on a part-time basis.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Coursework

ENGH 501 Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric 1 3
ENGH 502 Research Methods in Rhetoric and Professional Writing 3
ENGH 503 Theory and Practice of Editing 3
ENGH 505 Document Design 3
Total Credits 12
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ENGH 501 Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric should be taken in the first semester of study, if possible.

Emphasis in Technical Writing or Proposal Writing

Take courses from one of the following emphases: 6
Technical Writing Emphasis  
Technical Communication  
 
Proposal Writing Emphasis  
Proposal Writing and Development  
Advanced Proposal Writing  
Total Credits 6
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