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What will I learn?

Students may earn the Certificate in Writing by completing 18 hours in selected writing courses with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Students should contact Jeanne Allison for an application to the program as soon as they begin work on the certificate. Upon completion of four or five writing courses, they should consult the coordinator to make arrangements for ENGL 4890. ENGL 4890 is required. Five additional courses are to be chosen from the following list:

Professional Writing Courses

Broadcast Writing and Reporting

Script Writing

Advertising Copywriting (or MEDIA 2080)

Business Writing (See Coordinator for waiver for non-business majors)

Technical Writing

News Writing (or MEDIA 3214)

Feature Writing (or MEDIA 3150)

Reporting (or MEDIA 3180)

Writing for Public Relations (or MEDIA 2228)

Writing for Teachers

Advanced Business and Technical Writing

Topics in Teaching Writing

Editing

Academic Writing Courses

Topics in Writing (topics vary from semester to semester)

Writing About Literature

Junior-Level Writing

Junior-Level Writing for International Students

Writing in the Sciences

Special Topics in Writing (may vary from semester to semester)

Creative Writing Courses (students may take up to two creative writing classes)

Beginning Poetry Writing Workshop

Beginning Fiction Writing Workshop

Introduction to the Writing of Poetry and Fiction

Poetry Workshop: Lyric and Form

Fiction Workshop: Narrative Structure

Advanced Poetry Writing

Advanced Fiction Writing

Editing Litmag (NOT a substitute for ENGL 4890)

Honors Courses

Inquiries in the Fine and Performing Arts (if Topic is writing and approved in advance)

Advanced Composition: Writing the City

Advanced Seminar in the Fine and Performing Arts (if Topic is writing and approved in advance.)

Capstone Course

Writing Internship. (This course is required. It involves a 160-hour internship.)

Independent Writing Project (limited availability)

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (18 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$24,406.00 (18,15,055) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

23 August 2021, 18 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

1 University Boulevard,

303 Lucas Hall,

SAINT LOUIS,

Missouri,

63121, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Official transcripts: Students in their last year of high school should submit transcripts for all years completed thus far. Students who have completed high school must submit final transcripts and degree certificates or exam results. Students who have studied at a college or university must submit university transcripts to date. If you have completed more than 24 credit hours at a university, you do not need to submit high school transcripts. Transcripts are required from all high schools or universities attended.

For international students

Students in their last year of high school should submit transcripts for all years completed thus far.

Students who have completed high school must submit final transcripts and degree certificates or exam results.

Students who have studied at a college or university must submit university transcripts to date. If you have completed more than 24 credit hours at a university, you do not need to submit high school transcripts.

Transcripts are required from all high schools or universities attended.

Proof of English proficiency: This can be shown with an official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE-A score. The minimum requirements are 61 iBT TOEFL, 5.5 IELTS, or 44 PTE-A.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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