2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Professional Writing Graduate Certificate ►


College:  Arts and Humanities  Degree: CRT
Department:  Writing and Rhetoric
Program Websites: http://writingandrhetoric.cah.ucf.edu/prowriting.php

Program Description


The Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing offers professionals opportunities to develop and improve communication skills vital to advancing in the workplace.

The certificate is designed for busy professionals, all courses are offered via the web, and the program can be completed in as few as three consecutive semesters.

Please note: This program may be completed online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees. See http://ucf.edu/online for more information.

Please Note: The Professional Writing Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit http://global.ucf.edu/. If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Curriculum


This flexible five-course sequence of graduate study includes two required core courses and allows students to choose three electives from the list below. Students will also complete an electronic writing portfolio before graduation.

Total Credit Hours Required: 15 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

Required Courses—6 Credit Hours


Elective Courses—9 Credit Hours


Choose three courses from the following list.

Note:


Due to their similarity, students can apply either ENC 6216  or ENC 6217  to this program of study. Students cannot use both for elective credit for this program.

Electronic Writing Portfolio


Students will complete a web-based professional portfolio before filing for graduation. This portfolio must be approved by the program director and must include three exemplary projects, each from a different course. A page analyzing the rhetorical situation should accompany each project.

Exit Survey


Students should complete the Exit Survey at the end of their program if they would like to receive a certificate of program completion in addition to their grade audit.

Application Requirements


Admission is open to those with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. An application to the graduate certificate program and official transcripts must be submitted. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

Successful applicants will have received a grade of “A” or “B” in an upper-division writing intensive course. All applications require the following in order to be reviewed:

  •  An application to the graduate certificate program
  •  Official transcripts
  •  A statement of academic intent

Meeting minimum UCF admission criteria does not guarantee program admission. Final admission is based on evaluation of the applicant’s abilities, past performance and the applicant’s potential for completing the certificate.

Application Deadlines


Professional Writing Graduate Certificate *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants   Jul 1 Nov 1 Apr 1
International Applicants        
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Contact Info


Graduate Program

Natasha Jones PhD
natasha.jones@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-823-0746
TCH 167G

Graduate Admissions

Keri Corbett
gradadmissions@ucf.edu
Telephone: 407-823-2766
Millican Hall 230
Online Application
Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address

UCF College of Graduate Studies
Millican Hall 230
PO Box 160112
Orlando, FL 32816-0112

Institution Codes
GRE: 5233
GMAT: RZT-HT-58
TOEFL: 5233
ETS PPI: 5233