Admissions

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

Policies

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

Concentration in Professional and Technical Writing

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

Banner Code: LA-CERG-PWE

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

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

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

Concentration in Professional and Technical Writing (PTW)

This concentration in the graduate certificate in professional writing and editing may be pursued on a part-time basis only.

Coursework

ENGH 501Introduction to Professional Writing and Rhetoric 13
ENGH 502Research Methods in Rhetoric and Professional Writing3
ENGH 503Theory and Practice of Editing3
ENGH 505Document Design3
Total Credits12
Emphasis in Technical Writing or Proposal Writing
Take courses from one of the following emphases:6
Technical Writing Emphasis
Technical Communication
Proposal Writing Emphasis
Proposal Writing and Development
Advanced Proposal Writing
Total Credits6