Jul 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Technical Communication [Graduate Certificate]


The certificate program provides specialist training, at the graduate level, to individuals who wish to increase their knowledge, or obtain new knowledge, in the field of technical communication. The program addresses the needs of individuals who have been trained in other fields who wish to become technical communicators; of individuals who have been trained in English or technical communication who wish to take additional, advanced course work in the field; and of practitioners in technical communication who wish to increase their knowledge base. The program provides students with the skills they will need to work as technical communicators and/or to pursue further graduate study in technical communication.

Program Admission


Applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed graduate school application
  2. A personal statement (we recommend that these statements be 1 to 2 pages in length)
  3. Official transcripts from ALL prior colleges and universities (note: If you attended EMU, you do not need to request your EMU transcript) 

    International Transcripts - Students with non-U.S. post-secondary credentials must submit an evaluation of their international transcripts from one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course-by-course report. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the completed evaluation. Please visit International Admissions for additional information.

  4. An academic writing sample (preferably something related to your intended concentration in either the Teaching of Writing or Professional Communication)
  5. Two letters of recommendation

Department Information


English Language & Literature | Joseph Csicsila, Ph.D.Interim Department Head | 612 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4220, jcsicsila@emich.edu

Matt Kirkpatrick, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator | 613J Pray-Harrold, 734.487.0399, mkirkpa1@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Steven Krause, Ph.D., 612 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4220, skrause@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 15 hours


Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of graduate course work in technical communication with a GPA of at least 3.0. Students are encouraged to compile a portfolio of work completed in the program accompanied by a reflective essay. The portfolio and reflective essay are optional.