Certificate of Graduate Study

The Department of English offers courses leading to a Certificate of Graduate Study in Technical Writing. This certificate recognizes successful completion of coursework that is intended to enhance the professional qualifications of technical writers. Courses used to satisfy the requirements of the Certificate may also be applied toward a graduate degree.

What is a Certificate of Graduate Study in Technical Writing?

This certificate recognizes the successful completion of a set of courses intended to enhance the professional qualifications of technical writers.

How Long Will It Take Me to Earn the Certificate?

By taking two courses per semester and one in the summer, plus an internship, it could take only a year to earn the Certificate, depending on availability of courses. Many people who pursue the Certificate work full time and, therefore, take one course per semester.

How Do I Apply for the Certificate of Graduate Study Program

You can complete the coursework as a student-at-large. For more information, visit the Graduate School Web page for details.