Our Mission

  • to provide a comprehensive education in the nature, contexts, and practice of the specialized types of writing that occur in professional contexts (e.g., government, NGOs, medical institutions, trade associations, public interest groups, private corporations)
  • to teach students how to produce texts such as reports, briefs, and grant proposals
  • to help students understand the nature of genres, the vital role of a sense of audience, and the specific language required by different writing contexts
  • to give students the opportunity to undertake work placements in various professional writing contexts

Program Requirements

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma: This program is for students who already have an Honours undergraduate degree.

Certificate: This program is for students who are currently enrolled in an Honours degree program at Carleton University.

Minor: This program is designed to be taken concurrently with any Bachelor degree program at Carleton University.

How to Apply