Technical and Professional Writing Graduate Certificate

Help others make decisions, complete processes, and solve problems. 

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Gain skills beneficial to a variety of careers.

This 12-hour program enables you to successfully convey a concept, or series of directions, concisely and efficiently on multiple platforms. 

Through critical thinking, active listening and research, you may present your subject in a comprehensible, factual manner. Use your creativity to demonstrate a concept in print or visually through charts and graphs. Appeal to a diverse audience by learning to adapt your writing style accordingly.  

Is your bachelor's degree not in writing? You may still pursue this certificate. Successful completion of this certificate will enhance your marketability in a competitive workforce. Skills acquired are applicable to numerous industries and may benefit any working professional.  


Tailor your certificate to your interests.
Select from diverse course topics including research, writing for the web, grant writing, scientific and technical editing and more.  

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Enhance your skills. Increase your earning potential.  
Increase your marketability in a competitive workforce with superior writing skills.  

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Earn your certificate 100% online.
Pursue your certificate while working. Some employers may provide tuition reimbursement. 


Choose an option popular with creatives. 
Technical Writer ranked #1 job in category of Best Creative and Media Jobs, by U.S. News and World Report 

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Maximize your investment of time and money. 
We put paying for college within reach with affordable tuition. Financial aid and scholarships are available.


Real world instruction from experienced writers.
Our faculty are experienced in a variety of professional fields— including software development, pharmaceutical sales and manufacturing, human resources, and international business—and bring that wealth of knowledge to the classes they teach.


This certificate program is part of Missouri State's Department of English.

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