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Easily completed in one calendar year, this certificate is designed for professionals who want to supplement their undergraduate degrees and sharpen their writing and communication skills. Students who earn Graduate Certificates use them to supplement degrees in other areas of study and for advancement in the workplace. Many of our courses are taught during the evening.
Opportunity for students to receive credit for a graduate level writing-based internship
Evening and video streaming courses to accommodate work schedules
Students have opportunities to engage in a wide variety of communication technologies and practices
This course focuses on writing as a means of making and presenting management decisions.
This course offers composition practice in critical contemporary digital environments. Readings and discussions will provide the history of and context for these digital spaces. Students should expect to participate in, develop, and engage in critical discussions about a range of digital spaces, including websites, wikis, blogs, and various interactive media.
This course surveys the history of professional writing, competing theories and research methodologies in the field. The tensions between workplace practices, professional writing scholarship, and professional writing pedagogy will also be explored.
Students entering the Certificate program in Professional Writing should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Apply to ODU as a non-degree seeking graduate student
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
5024 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS, NORFOLK, VA, 23529
1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master's, education specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.