Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Professional Communication


business manThe graduate certificate offers students and professionals an interdisciplinary program that focuses on communication in non-academic professions, particularly business, government, high technology industries, and the non-profit sector. It centers on the competencies necessary for successful technical communication (writing, rhetorical analysis, editing, and document design) as well as on the key print and digital genres of the workplace (reports, project proposals, grant proposals, feasibility studies, web sites, presentations, correspondence and manuals). The certificate serves not only students who wish to be technical writers but also those from a range of disciplines who wish to add value to their graduate degrees by acquiring a supplementary credential.

Working professionals can complete the certificate part-time as non-degree seeking students. Many students have also successfully completed the graduate certificate online. Contact Prof. Han Yu at for more information about these options.

Getting Started

  • Apply online here.
  • Current English MA students should apply directly to Director of Graduate Studies (information see Contact).
  • For help devising a plan of study, contact the Program Director, Han Yu (
  • See Checklist for requirements on completing the certificate.


Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English
108 English/Counseling Services Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-6501
Office Telephone: (785) 532-6716
FAX: (785) 532-2192

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