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 6261 - Professional & Technical Communication (3)
  • LIT 6934 - Practicum in Teaching Professional and Technical Communication (3)


  • ENC 6421 - Rhetoric and Technology (3)
  • ENC 6422 - New Media Production (3)
  • LIT 6934 - Rhetoric of Science, Technology and Medicine (3)
  • LIT 6934 - Rhetoric, Science Studies and the New Materialism (3)
  • ENC 6720 - Research Methods (3)
  • ENC 6339 - Historical Rhetorics (3)
  • ENC 6730 - Contemporary Rhetorics (3)

After prior approval from the Graduate Certificate Director, students may choose up to three elective credits from the Department of English beyond what is listed here to count towards the certificate.

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.


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