Return to the Fayetteville State University Home Page

Department of English

FSU HomeEnglishAcademic ProgramsProfessional WritingGraduate Professional Writing

Graduate Writing Certificate Programs

How Far Can a Few Choice Words Take You?

Whether you want to be a corporate communicator, a published author, or a writing instructor, a graduate writing certificate can give you an edge. In other words, a graduate writing certificate can polish your skills, your job performance, advance your existing career, or launch a new one.

Research proves that employers value workers who think creatively and communicate effectively. And transliteracy-the ability to communicate across traditional and new media platforms-will be crucial in the future. The bottom line: Your writing reflects how your mind works. So your words had best be polished.

Our writing certificate programs give busy professionals a fast, flexible way to gain a graduate credential. Classes are offered in evening, hybrid and online environments. Small, writing intensive courses focus on real-world applications. The Department of English offers two graduate certificates. 

Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing

  • Develop workplace writing with print media and digital communication
  • Attain advanced career opportunities and increase job marketability

Graduate Certificate in Teaching of Writing  

  • Meet or renew credit requirements
  • Take theory courses for best practices
  • Earn community college teaching credentials 
  • Teach writing in all academic disciplines 






Admission Requirements

• Bachelor's degree with 2.7 minimum GPA

• Acceptance into FSU Graduate School


Contact Information 

Ms. Carole Weatherford, Program Coordinator
(910) 672-2149

Ms. Vickie Bannon, Administrative Support Associate
(910) 672-1471


A Constituent Institution of The University of North Carolina