Technical and Professional Writing Certificate

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Technical and Professional Writing Certificate

Rhonda Stanton, Program Advisor
Siceluff Hall, room 209
Phone 417-836-6511

MSU's Title IV Federal Financial Aid, for this certificate, is pending final approval of application to Department of Education.Check with the MSU Office of Financial Aid if you have questions.

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 Scientific and Technical 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.