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Certificate in Writing

With top-ranked graduate programs like the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Nonfiction Writing Program rooted here on campus, it’s no surprise that the University of Iowa is known as The Writing University. Nestled in the only American town honored with the designation of being a UNESCO City of Literature, the UI has added to its rich literary tradition by offering the undergraduate certificate in writing, enabling students in all majors to benefit from the wide-ranging writing programs and resources available on campus.

By pursuing a concentration in writing related to their majors, career goals, or personal interests, students pursuing this certificate have the opportunity to develop their skills (creatively, academically, and professionally) by recognizing that strong writing is still the most necessary and sought-after strength a college graduate can have. The certificate in writing is open to all students, regardless of major or area of study.