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    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technical Writing certificate

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The graduate academic certificate in technical writing equips students with the skills needed to work as an entry-level technical writer in industry or to teach foundational courses in technical writing. Certificate students select course options that meet their career goals with the help of the Director of Graduate Studies.

Admission procedures

The admission requirements for a graduate-level certificate differ from an MA degree. GRE scores, letters of reference, a personal statement, and a resume are not required to apply for this certificate program. Applicants, however, must follow these procedures: 

  • U.S. citizens/permanent residents submit application, application fee, and official transcripts to the Toulouse Graduate School.
  • International applicants submit above materials to the International Admission Office. Acceptable TOEFL scores must be submitted. Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a U.S. college/university or having successfully completed an intensive English program may be exempted from the TOEFL.
  • The Toulouse Graduate School and the Department of Technical Communication will notify students of their admission status.
  • Students who wish to enter the MA program in professional and technical communication will be required to meet department and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences entrance requirements before proceeding with courses beyond those needed for the certificate program.

Certificate requirements

Students interested in the graduate certificate in teaching technical writing must take four courses (12 hours) to earn the academic certificate. For more information about earning the certificate online, see


The Gainful Employment Disclosures for Graduate Academic Certificates may be found at

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