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Refine writing skills and marketability

Written Literate Practice

Offered by: English

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Enhance your writing skills and marketability with SRU's Written Literate Practice, Certificate


Slippery Rock University's Written Literate Practice, Certificate is a 12-credit, online program that introduces students to diverse writing practices through rhetorical, digital, historical, and linguistic frameworks. The Letter of Completion can be applied to the 30 credit, Master of Arts in English.


SRU's Written Literate Practice, Certificate:

  • 100% online courses
  • Convenient and flexible scheduling
  • Experience in digital writing and contemporary publishing
  • Faculty with Quality Matters expertise in online instructional design

All faculty have doctoral degrees and are committed to teaching excellence.


Attention: To apply for admission, please use the following link to apply now.

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Brief essay explaining your career interests and personal goals related to the study of writing (2 to 3 pages, double spaced) 
  • Official Transcripts- Undergraduate/Graduate (Official transcripts must be sent by institution via electronic transcript e-share to or via mail- faxed copies will not be considered official) 
  • SRU current/Alumni/former students click here to order your official SRU final transcript and have it sent to

*If you are requesting review of your graduate transcripts for transfer of credit, please complete the transfer of credit form and submit to the Office of Graduate Admissions with official graduate transcripts. Please review SRU's transfer of credit policy.