Graduate Certificate in Professional Poetry Writing
University of Denver

Program Details

An online Graduate Certificate in Professional Poetry Writing is available to the nontraditional student through University of Denver.  Students will learn to refine their craft in this constantly evolving creative form.  Learn to apply fundamentals of poetry writing to your own work through studies including but not limited to:

  • Masterworks
  • Traditional Verse and Contemporary Song Lyrics
  • Improvisational Verse and Prose Poetry

Students will develop skills in identification, analysis, editing, and evaluation.  Curate a professional stand in today’s competitive writing world by following through with your passion.  Take the academic step towards a new career or an advanced degree with University of Denver online.


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • Proof of English language proficiency

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission