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Professional Writing

The certificate program in Professional Writing is geared primarily toward working professionals who seek to extend their writing and publishing skills and to gain a more solid academic foundation for their current practices.

The certificate can make working professionals more competitive in today’s job market by extending their skills and introducing them to a wide variety of career opportunities.


Quick Info

Program Code



1 years


Main Campus


English & Comparative Literature
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences


Kevin Newman
Phone: 513-556-3906

Career Possibilities

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.


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Admission Requirements

Admissions Requirements

All applications are given careful and individual review. In some cases, students who do not meet the required GPAs may be admitted.

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college. BA in English is preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA: 3.5

Application Requirements

Step One: Online Application

You will be required to submit the following materials as part of the Online Application:

  1. Letter of Intent: State academic goals and professional objectives
  2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  3. Writing samples (combine all samples into one document): Two substantial pieces of expository writing, 15 to 20 pages each (one of which is academic, if possible) or several shorter pieces (such as articles, reports, or instructions)

Step Two: Required Supplementary Materials

  1. Two letters of recommendation (no form required): Recommenders will submit letters through the Online system.
  2. Transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended should be submitted to the mailing address below.
  3. Proof of English Proficiency is required of all applicants whose native language is not English.

Submit transcripts to:

Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.