We admit new students for the Fall and Spring semesters only.
While many of our Advanced Certificate students have a master's degree in technical communication, we also welcome applicants with accredited master's degrees from other disciplines.
Out-of-discipline students may, on evaluation of their application materials, require preparatory coursework. We offer transition-level courses (5000-level) for students who may need to increase their competencies in writing, graphics, or information literacy. Please see our transition course listings for more information.
Before starting the application process: Please contact Ms. Donna McPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide her with your name, email, and degree/certificate selection. Ms. McPherson will help you with the process and follow-up on your application.
To complete the application process with the Graduate School, students must submit the following to Graduate Admissions:
To complete the application process with the department, students must write an essay. This essay is timed; topics are provided by the department.
Your application materials are due for consideration by these dates:
The Graduate Review Committee, made up of department faculty, will evaluate your application materials packet. They will assess your submission carefully and determine your suitability for admission to your program of choice.
The committee meets immediately after the application deadline passes. Because admission decisions need to be made quickly, they will only consider completed applications. The Graduate Review Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any application.
You'll be notified in writing once a decision is made on your application.
Donna McPherson, Program Assistant
English, Technical Communication & Media Arts Department
Southern Polytechnic State University
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Atrium Building, J333
Marietta, GA 30060
English, Technical Communication & Media Arts Department | Southern Polytechnic State University
Atrium Building, J333 | 1100 South Marietta Parkway | Marietta, GA 30060