Dec 06, 2021  
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Writing Studies Graduate Certificate

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The purpose of this graduate certificate is to prepare students interested in rhetoric/composition, the teaching of writing, and/or technical communication the opportunity to earn a credential that will give them certification in a growing area of English studies that has been increasingly in demand, especially in the areas of post-secondary first-year writing programs, engineering writing programs, and professional writing programs.

Admission Requirements:

  1. The certificate program in Writing Studies can be pursued concurrently with any of the MA or PhD programs in the English Department, or with enrollment in any other MA or higher program offered at the UofM. 
  2. Along with the online application, applicants must submit a one-page personal statement and two letters of recommendation.

Program Requirements:

The certificate in writing studies requires completion of 15 semester credit hours (5 courses), including:

Retention Requirements:

Same as retention policies applicable to Department of English graduate degree programs.

Graduation Requirements:

Relatively early in the semester in which they intend to graduate, certificate candidates must file an Apply to Graduate Card with the Graduate School and a Candidacy form with the Graduate Coordinator for English.

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