What is Professional Writing?
The certificate program in Professional Writing is geared primarily toward working professionals who seek to extend their writing and publishing skills and to gain a more solid academic foundation for their current practices.
The certificate can make working professionals more competitive in today’s job market by extending their skills and introducing them to a wide variety of career opportunities.
Freshman Admission Requirements
All applications are given careful and individual review. In some cases, students who do not meet the required GPAs may be admitted.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college. BA in English is preferred, but not required.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.5
Step One: Online Application
You will be required to submit the following materials as part of the Online Application:
- Letter of Intent: State academic goals and professional objectives
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Writing samples (combine all samples into one document): Two substantial pieces of expository writing, 15 to 20 pages each (one of which is academic, if possible) or several shorter pieces (such as articles, reports, or instructions)
Step Two: Required Supplementary Materials
- Two letters of recommendation (no form required): Recommenders will submit letters through the Online system.
- Transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended should be submitted to the mailing address below.
- Proof of English Proficiency is required of all applicants whose native language is not English.
Submit transcripts to:
Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati 110 Van Wormer Hall P.O. Box 210627 Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Degree in Professional Writing
Full-Time Program Duration
Uptown Campus West