Online Graduate Certificate in Technical and Professional Writing

Increase your marketability and enhance your writing skills with only four courses. 100% online.

Work in a Variety of Industries. Increase Your Marketability in as Few as Two Semesters.

Combine your practical and creative skills in a field that emphasizes simplifying the complex. Whether you decide to pursue a career in PR, technical writing, corporate communications or online content, you can become an effective communicator of intricate information.

Study rhetoric, digital communication and community engagement. And do it all with practical application in mind. From grant proposals and manuals to copyediting and social networking, you’ll enhance your writing skills—and your marketability.

Nearly every industry needs professional writers. You’ll learn to write for audiences such as technicians, corporate executives and military personnel, as well as translating technical information to a non-technical audience. You’ll also practice evaluating electronic research and working with new media to share information in a compelling, easy-to-understand way.

This is a 12-credit program that includes only four courses—Technical Writing, Grant Writing, Professional Writing and a Professional Writing Seminar in Editing. Move your career forward in as little as two semesters.

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Learn how UTEP Connect can help you earn the degree or certificate you need.
  • 100% online
  • Focus on practical application
  • Learn from bilingual, multicultural faculty with backgrounds in communication at all levels
  • Finish in as little as two semesters with only four courses
  • Tuition: $490/credit hour (in-state students) or $575/credit hour (out-of-state students)

Work in a Variety of Industries as a(n):

  • Corporate communicator
  • Grant writer
  • Online content developer
  • Public relations specialist
  • Science reporter
  • Script writer
  • Corporate communicator
  • Grant writer
  • Online content developer
  • Public relations specialist
  • Science reporter
  • Script writer
  • Speech writer
  • Technical editor
  • Technical writer
  • Technology reporter
  • Translator
  • Military communications specialist
  • Speech writer
  • Technical editor
  • Technical writer
  • Technology reporter
  • Translator
  • Military communications specialist

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With a student body that is 83% Hispanic, UTEP stands out as an HSI — one of 569 in the country. Plus, it’s one of only 19 HSIs designated as an R1 top tier research university.

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Out of all U.S. doctoral research institutions, UTEP boasts one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million is awarded in financial aid each year.

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