Professional Writing

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Professional Writing Certificate

The professional writing certificate allows you to develop a base of skills and knowledge useful to the professional world you want to enter. The five required courses—one in anthropology and four in English—focus on effective communication, including editorial and electronic skills and the broader skills of analysis and synthesis.

Students graduate with the proven communication and problem-solving skills needed to achieve success, whether they will write as part of their professions or work as professional writers. View the course requirements.

The support of community leaders

An advisory board drawn from community and industry leaders helps ensure continuity and consistency between the goals of the Professional Writing program and the needs of the community. The board advises the program on the development of curricula and certification, policy development and strategic planning. Members of the board help students with professional development opportunities.


Contact us

For more information, contact Wendy Olson, Ph.D., at wmolson@wsu.edu or 360-546-9513.