Professional and Technical Communication


The Graduate Certificate in Professional and Technical Communication combines workplace writing theory and practice with an emphasis on contemporary multimedia communication technologies. The certificate helps working professionals to strengthen their workplace skills, gain experience working with communication technologies, and prepare for careers or advancement as professional who write. It also provides the opportunity for students from all graduate programs to broaden their research and teaching agendas as they prepare for a competitive job market in English Studies.

Course location/delivery

The certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission requirements

Applicants must hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


15 credit hours.

ENC 6266 - Professional & Technical Communication (3)
ENC - Rhetoric and Technology (3)


ENC 6422 - New Media Production (3)
ENC 6261 - Advanced Technical Writing (3)
LIT 6930 - Special Topics in Rhetoric & Composition (3)
LIT 6934 Rhetoric and Cultural Studies
LIT 6934 Practice in Teaching Technical and Professional Writing
LIT 6934 Rhetoric of Science
ENC 6339 Historical Rhetorics
ENC 6730 Contemporary Rhetorics

Time limit

There is no time limit for completing the courses.

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credit may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


Dr Meredith W. Zoetewey
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