Department of English
Stephanie Tingley, Graduate Director
245 DeBartolo Hall
This four-course certificate (12 semester hours) is designed to meet the needs of students preparing for careers as:
- technical writers and editors;
- company news and information directors;
- or grant and proposal writers for schools, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and fine and performing arts groups.
Frequency of course offerings allows most students to finish the certificate within four semesters.
|ENGL 6943||Technical Communication||3|
|ENGL 6944||Document Design and Production||3|
|Select two courses from Group A or one course from each Group:||6|
|Theory of Professional and Technical Communication|
|Professional and Technical Editing|
|Publications Issues and Management|
|Total Semester Hours||12|
Although ENGL 6998 Professional Writing Internship does not count toward the 12 semester hour requirement for the certificate, students are strongly urged to take this course or seek equivalent professional experience. To be eligible for the Professional and Technical Writing graduate certificate, students need not have an undergraduate degree in English, but they must have a B.A. or B.S. degree and meet the requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies at YSU.