Online Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics


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100%

Online

GRE

Exempt


12

Credit Hours

1-2yrs

≈ to Complete


  • Minimum Requirements: Admission to Graduate School
  • Special Benefit: Students finish degree with professional portfolio of four job-search-ready texts

Estimated Cost

Online Students
Pay In-State Tuition*

Tuition / credit hour $430.69
Fee / credit hour  
Library $2.91
Network & Data Systems $10.78
Off-Campus $30

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2019 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

Tuition & Fees Information  

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid

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Successful writers in the workplace today have to be dynamic, ready to present information in whatever format their current situation requires. One day that may be writing a report, but the next day that report may be transformed into an infographic, a memo, or even a tweet.

In our highly visual and social-media-savvy world, skilled technical writers have to be able to navigate the challenges particular to each genre and medium they encounter, while tailoring their messages to meet the needs of their audience(s).

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing and Public Rhetorics from the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is designed to help writers meet those challenges by developing their skills in document design, writing for the web, visual rhetoric, style, and grammar.

 

Working professionals and individuals who are looking to improve their writing skills across different media will find courses that are production-oriented and focus on equipping them with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to succeed as technical writers.

Each course is designed to produce a portfolio-ready final text for use in job applications or promotion documentation. These texts will be combined at the end of coursework to create a capstone portfolio that can be publicly displayed and hosted permanently on the library servers at the University of Arkansas.

One final benefit of the program is that in each course students work exclusively with faculty holding terminal degrees and specializing in Technical Writing or Rhetoric.

 

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