The University of Missouri-St. Louis Writing Certificate Program is a nationally recognized program that enables students to develop and hone their skills, knowledge, and experience of writing. Its graduates, among the best writers in the St. Louis area, are prized by business executives, publishers, and community leaders who understand the value of excellence in language and communication abilities.

The Writing Certificate is open to all St. Louis campus undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to graduates of UMSL and other colleges and universities. Students may pursue the Professional Writing Certificate or the Creative Writing Certificate. Click on the links below to review the course list for each certificate.

Professional Writing Certificate

Creative Writing Certificate

UMSL/Missouri S&T Online Certificate in Technical Writing

Students must complete the required courses (18 credit hours) with a grade point average of 3.0 or better. None of the courses may be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Up to six credit hours of course work may be transferred from other four-year institutions. Application forms are available in the Coordinator's office at 447 Lucas Hall. There is no charge for enrollment in the Writing Certificate program other than regular course fees.

For additional information about the Writing Certificate:

Call or email Writing Certificate coordinator, Jeanne Allison, at 314-516-5587 or