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Writing and New Media Certificate of Graduate Study

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Writing and New Media is intended for professionals in any field that would like to utilize emerging technologies and need to write content for those platforms. Students will increase students' awareness of composing opportunities, theories, and practices that are emerging as a result of the ubiquity of new media technologies and online writing spaces. Students will also learn theories in areas that hold significant import for understanding the implications of new media communication technologies. 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 M.A. in Writing, click here.

Curriculum
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The Certificate of Graduate Study (COGS) in Writing and New Media is intended for professionals in any field that would like to utilize emerging technologies and need to write content for those platforms. Students will increase students' awareness of composing opportunities, theories, and practices that are emerging as a result of the ubiquity of new media technologies and online writing spaces. Students will also learn theories in areas that hold significant import for understanding the implications of new media communication technologies. 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 M.A. in Writing, click here.

  • 4 Courses / 12 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 12 S.H.
MAWR 01620 Internet and Writing Studies 3
MAWR 01564 Information Architecture 3
MAWR 01555 Writing for Electronic Communities 3
MAWR 01621 Visual Rhetoric and Multimodal Composition 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 action 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

    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree
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