Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

The graduate certificate in professional and technical writing may be pursued concurrently with any of several programs in English and elsewhere. Part of the coursework may be applied to those degrees with the approval of the director of the degree program. Students pursuing this certificate must complete 18 credits of English graduate courses with a minimum grade of 3.00 in each course.

Banner Code: LA-CERG-PTW

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

This certificate may be pursued on a part-time basis only.

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Core Courses

ENGH 501Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing 13
ENGH 502Research Methods in Professional and Technical Writing3
ENGH 503Theory and Practice of Editing3
ENGH 505Document Design3
Total Credits12

Emphasis in Technical Writing or Proposal Writing

Select one of the following emphases:6
Technical Writing Emphasis
Technical Communication
Proposal Writing Emphasis
Proposal Writing and Development
Advanced Proposal Writing
Total Credits6