Technical and Professional Writing

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Certificate in Technical and Professional Writing

Rhonda Stanton, Graduate Director
Siceluff Hall, Room 209
Phone 417-836-6511

Program description

The graduate-level certificate is a 12-hour program for anyone with an undergraduate degree in any discipline who is interested in strengthening their writing skills and ability to analyze audiences and communicate complex information.

Admission criteria

  • Bachelor's degree and a 3.00 GPA.
  • All additional University and Graduate College requirements for admission to a certificate program.

Required courses: 12 hours total

Required courses: 6 hours
Course code Course title Credit hours
ENG 771 Professional Writing 3 hrs
ENG 777 Professional Editing 3 hrs
Electives: 6 hours
Course code Course title Credit hours
ENG 604

Advanced Writing: Non-Fiction

3 hrs
ENG 672 Writing Grant Proposal 3 hrs
ENG 678 Writing in the Health Professions 3 hrs
ENG 679 Writing for the Web 3 hrs
ENG 773 Writing for the Computer Industry 3 hrs
ENG 775 Designing Technical Documents 3 hrs
ENG 627
ENG 628

History of Rhetoric
Modern Rhetorical Theory

3 hrs

Completion requirements

Courses must be completed with a 3.00 GPA for successful completion of certificate.