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.
At a Glance
University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.
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
Specialized Graduate Certificate in Professional Poetry Writing requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
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.
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Interested in a master's degree?
Explore our Master of Arts in Professional Creative Writing with a concentration in Professional Poetry Writing.
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.
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.
Writer and Author Salary: National Average
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Hear from Our Students
"The writing assignments at that level really helped elevate my writing. It made me more keenly aware of the editing process as well as some more practical purposes." —Bobby LeFebre, graduate.
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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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.