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.
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
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.
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UCF College of Graduate Studies
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