The Professional Writing Certificate program at Northern Arizona University is designed to provide post baccalaureate education in communications skills that are in daily demand among engineers, scientists, finance experts, and other professionals at work in business, industry, and government

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Overview

All the hours taken to obtain the certificate can also be used to fulfill the requirements for an M.A. in English at NAU, as well as the Professional Writing emphasis in the Master of Administration degree offered by NAU Graduate College. The Professional Writing Certificate from Northern Arizona University is offered completely online.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Technical Writing
  • Professional Writing
  • Rhetoric and Writing in Professional Communities
  • Advanced Professional Writing
  • Information Design and Usability Testing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall: 

    • July 1 (Session A)
    • October 8 (Session B)

    Spring:

    • December 1 (Session A)
    • February 1 (Session B)
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application required for all programs. 
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
  • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of application
  • Writing sample
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3450 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    3450 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3450 USD per semester and a duration of .
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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