Required courses (12 hours)
  • TECM 5170: Grants and Proposals
  • TECM 5185: Principles of Technical Communication
  • TECM 5190: Style and Technical Writing
  • TECM 5200: Digital Content Strategies for Communication Professionals
What are the admission requirements?

Graduate Academic Certificates are open to any student with an undergraduate degree from an accredited university. We have rolling admissions, so you can apply now and be in classes in as few as 8 weeks.

To apply for the certificate program:

  1. Go to and apply to the Graduate Academic Certificate in Technical Writing or Graduate Academic Certificate in Proposal Writing
  2. Submit your transcripts to the Toulouse Graduate School
  3. You do not need to take the GRE or submit any other materials

Detailed information on the online certificate can be found at 

For complete admission information and course descriptions, visit the UNT Graduate Catalog.

You can apply for the graduate certificate through the Toulouse Graduate School.

Not all courses are offered every semester, so you'll need to speak with your graduate advisor about upcoming courses.

Is the program flexible?

The certificate program has been structured around your needs. Have a full-time job? Taking care of children or elderly family? Live eight time zones away? Whatever your situation, UNT's proposal writing certificate can work for you.

The program offers

  • Online asynchronous classes, which means you can decide when you will complete your work each week
  • 8-week sessions, which allow you to focus on one content area at a time
  • Award winning faculty who are renowned scholars in the field of technical communication
  • A reasonable completion timeframe. Most students complete the certificate in fewer than 9 months, though some can complete it in as little as 4 months.
How much will this program cost?

UNT has been named one of America's Best College Buys® for 24 consecutive years. You can use a calculator to estimate your tuition and fees to get more information about the cost of the online certificate program.

How do I get started?

Graduate advising is by appointment only. Email or call the office at (940) 565-4458 to schedule an appointment with the Director of Graduate Studies.

Ready to get started? Contact your advisor now for help getting admitted to UNT, signing up for classes, and more.