Technical Communication (Graduate Certificate)

Dr. Michael Charlton, Program Director
(816) 271-4323

The Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication is a fifteen credit hour program which can be taken completely online and is taught by full-time faculty at Missouri Western State University.  The goal of the Certificate is for people currently working in industry, government, non-profit, or other professional settings to gain graduate-level experience with the many facets of technical communication, including practice with day-to-day workplace writing, writing for management and supervision, writing for digital environments, grant and proposal writing, and editing.  People who complete the program should be more competitive as technical and professional writers and would be well positioned for career advancement or further graduate study.  The program is designed to be completed in a single academic year but is flexible.  Required application materials include the standard Graduate School admission form, a brief writing sample, and two letters of recommendation.

The Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Technical Communication Certificate may be found here.

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75.
Certificate Requirements
ETC 508Technical Editing3
ENG 540Writing for Management and Supervision3
ETC 600Technical Communications Theory and Practice3
ETC 630Documenting Procedures3
EPR 620Proposal and Grant Writing3
Total Credit Hours15

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.

The Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program may be found here.