Graduate Certificate in Writing

Graduate Certificate in Writing

THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN WRITING

The Writing Studies Committee of the English Department has designed and had approved at Millersville University a Graduate Certificate in Writing: an 18-credit program of study for post-graduate students or community members seeking advanced coursework to better conceptualize and effectively compose diverse genres of writing, with particular attention to professional writing-business and technical communication, digital communication, grant-writing, writing for publication in various venues, including portfolio preparation-and creative writing, or producing poetry, memoirs, various kinds of fiction, drama, and screenplays. In addition, committed to the professionalization of writing pedagogy, this graduate certificate will offer advanced coursework in the teaching of writing.  The Graduate Certificate in Writing will serve as a stand-alone program for any interested student with a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.  The degree need not be in English.  This certificate program can also provide a specialization for Millersville University graduate students seeking an MA or MEd in English; its requirements complement the demands of both degrees.

The student's curriculum, planned with the program coordinator, will include 18 credits from professional and/or creative writing, and/or the teaching of writing configured as FIVE courses and ONE three-credit capstone experience.  Six new graduate courses in writing will be available starting Fall 2015.