Graduate Certificate in Business and Professional Writing

The Graduate Certificate in Business and Professional Writing is designed to improve written communication skills required in business, government, and technical settings. This 12-hour certificate program is open to applicants from all disciplines and professions.

This graduate certificate can be added onto the MBA program in the School of Business or taken as an independent program. If you’re interested in this certificate, contact Dr. Heidi Harris,  graduate coordinator in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, at

This program may be completed in a traditional classroom setting, with a mix of face-to-face and online classes, or entirely online through the UA Little Rock Online campus.

How to Apply

View the steps to apply on the UA Little Rock Graduate School website before submitting your online application.

Once you have submitted your application, it will be sent to the graduate coordinator. You should receive a decision on your application within one week. If you haven’t received a decision letter within one week, please contact Dr. Heidi Harris –

We accept applications for this program year-round. Once you are accepted into the program, you will be eligible to enroll in classes at the start of the next semester.

Applying Credits Toward the MBA or MA in Professional and Technical Writing

Courses taken for this graduate certificate may be used as electives in the MBA program with approval of the MBA program coordinator. Courses taken for this certificate may also be used as electives toward the M.A. in professional and technical writing with approval of the graduate coordinator. Students may choose to enroll concurrently in both the M.A. in professional and technical writing and this graduate certificate if desired.

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