MSU Denver

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Effective writing is a valuable skill that is necessary to succeed and advance in most professions. Individuals are recognized for their ability to successfully communicate their ideas to leadership, clients, and coworkers.

The Professional Writing Certificate consists of three classes: Writing Principles, Effective Business Writing, and Writing for Digital Media. You can take just one class, or combine all three to receive the certificate. Registration for Fall 2022 is now open!

These short classes are fully online and self-paced. In just six weeks, you will develop some of the skills you need to communicate more effectively.

Professional Writing Courses

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Writing Principles

If you are unsure about your ability to write an effective document, this course will improve your skills and boost your confidence.

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Effective Business Writing

This course will provide a level of business writing mastery that will give you a competitive advantage in your career.

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Writing for Digital Media

You will learn to differentiate between digital media types, formats, platforms and explore ways to identify and interact with the audience.

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Dates of Courses

Spring 2023 schedule

Writing Principles runs January 30 – March 13, 2023. Students must register by February 15, 2023.

Effective Business Writing runs March 6 – April 17, 2023. Students must register by March 22, 2023.

Writing for Digital Media runs April 10 – May 22, 2023. Students must register by April 26, 2023.


Each course costs $425, with a $35 transaction fee per payment. No books are required for this course.

What do I receive after I pass the course?

You will receive a certification of completion after you successfully complete all three courses.

You may also request to receive a digital badge for each class that will be embedded with the competencies learned. This badge can be added to your resume, LinkedIn page, portfolio, or even share it with your current or future employer.

Contact us

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Phone: 303-615-1234

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:
MSU Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362