Professional Writing Online

  • Graduate Certificate
  • College of Arts & Letters
  • Department of English

Supplement your undergraduate degree and add value to your professional career with a graduate certificate in professional writing.

Our online professional writing program lets you select four classes from a variety of areas, so you can tailor the certificate to meet your career goals.

Course topics include:

  • management writing
  • writing in digital spaces
  • visual rhetoric and document design
  • writing with video
  • rhetoric and theory
  • writing for the government
  • and more

This academic certificate can be completed in as little as one year.

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    • 12 credit hours (four classes)
  • Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $599 per credit hour*
    Out-of-state Students
    $623 per credit hour

    Rates are effective Fall 2023 and subject to change.
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.

  • To take this certificate, apply to ODU as a non-degree seeking graduate student. 

  • You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

    Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.