Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication

Fully Online

The Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication is a fully online 15-credit-hour program that complements undergraduate training by developing skills in writing, communication, and web development in the digital age. This innovative program was developed by the Department of English, where it will be housed, the Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts, and the School of IT.

Working professionals, especially managers, find that in today’s marketplace there is a demand for skills that involve critical or complex thinking and a strong ability to communicate well, particularly using digital platforms. Our graduate certificate program immerses students in a concentrated program of study that broadens knowledge and skills in writing, digital communication, and web development for different professional environments.

For those in any of the following professions, the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication is an excellent add-on that can enhance existing credentials:

  • Technical Writer
  • Social Media Manager
  • Web Content Editor
  • Instructional Designer
  • Creative Director
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Digital Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Corporate Blogger
  • Teacher
  • Minister
  • Small Business Owner
  • First Responder Communications Professional
  • Youth Leader
  • Military Officer
  • Municipal Information Officer
  • Brand Strategist

Program Format

Program Pre-requisites:

There are no pre-requisites beyond admission requirements to the program. However, students who want to refresh their writing skills at the undergraduate level may consider taking one or more classes in the newly created Minor in Professional Writing such as PFWR 3160 Introduction to Professional Writing.

Courses in Program:

ENGL 5106 - Technical Writing in the Digital Age
NMAC 5108 - Writing and Publishing in Digital Environments
ITEC 5300 - Web Development
ITEC 5310 - Human Computer Interaction
ITEC 5320 - Instructional Design

Program Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Evidence of aptitude for success in graduate-level studies
  • 2.5 undergraduate GPA or better
  • Letter of interest
  • For residents of Georgia, documentation of lawful residence