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Editing & Publishing for Writing Certificate of Grad Study

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Editing and Publishing for Writing helps aspiring writers prepare to edit and publish their own work for consumption. Students will acquire a necessary understanding of contemporary editing and publishing procedures in a variety of print and digital environments as well as the discipline and organizational strategies necessary to prepare and submit a variety of types of work for publication. The courses completed for this certificate may be able to be applied to the required coursework in Rowan's Master of Arts in Writing. For more information on the MA in Writing, click here.

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The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Editing and Publishing for Writing is a part-time program that requires the completion of 9 graduate semester hours (3 courses) which are possible to complete in 3 to 4 consecutive semesters.

  • 3 Courses / 9 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 9 S.H.
MAWR 01557 Writing Freelance Features 3
MAWR 01566 Editing the Literary Journal 3
MAWR 01622 Publishing for Creative Writers 3
MAWR 01623 Writing Stories for Children and Young Adults 3
MAWR 02521 Writing and Publishing the Nonfiction Book 3

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
  • Current professional resume
  • Essay:

    • Topic: Describe the kind of writing you see yourself doing in your professional life or how you might use this program to advance your teaching career. Educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant. Try to place your objectives within a context that includes your past experience. Especially given that this is a writing program, use the statement as an opportunity to demonstrate your writing skills
  • Two letters of recommendation
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