Online Graduate Certificate | Technical Communication

Online Graduate Certificate

What graduate credentials are offered?

We offer a Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing (12 hours). We are in the process of expanding options for certificate students. We will continue to offer our teaching-focused option for college teachers whose graduate studies are in another content area, especially composition/rhetoric, literature, creative writing, and cultural studies. We will add industry-focused options for those who want to switch to a career in technical writing.

How much will this program cost?

UNT has been named one of America's Best College Buys® for 22 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.

What are the admission requirements and what classes do I take?

The graduate certificate is available 100% online platform with courses beginning every 8 weeks. Students have the option to begin earning the certificate at any time.

Students interested in the teaching-focused certificate should take these four courses:

Students interested in the industry-focused certificate should choose four of the following courses, depending upon their career goals:

Detailed information on the online certificate can be found at For complete admission information and course descriptions, visit the UNT Graduate Catalog. Apply for the graduate certificate through the Toulouse Graduate School.

Not all courses are offered every semester. Talk with the graduate advisor about upcoming courses.

Who do I talk to?

Graduate advising is by appointment only. Please email or call the office at (940) 565-4458 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Erin Friess, Director of Graduate Studies.

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