Certificate

Professional Poetry Writing

Enhance your poetry writing skills as you journey toward becoming a published author of individual poems and collections of poetry. This certificate program prepares you to craft poetry that expresses your deepest insights in ways that move your audience. Refine your passion for writing poetry and ground that passion in the evolving creative tradition.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
September 10
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
6 Course Certificate
Tuition
$16,464
Time
As few as 12 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Identify and analyze key elements of poetry


Create poetry using knowledge of poetic fundamentals


Develop a professional presence in the poetry world

Curriculum

Certificate of Advanced Study in Professional Poetry Writing requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses)

4
Concentration Courses
2
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Professional Creative Writing program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/pwri.html

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program. Note this sample schedule is for the six-course Certificate of Advanced Study.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 3 3 0 0

Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Professional Poetry Writing


New revenue sources are on the rise for poets, as spoken word poetry and online poetry blogs continue to surge in popularity.


Writers and authors who adjust their work for online content and social media should have an advantage.

Job Titles

Poet
Writer
Editor
Song Writer
Libretto Writer
Teacher Copywriter
Teacher
Marketer

Writer Salary: National Average

$52,343
(Glassdoor)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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