College of Professional & International Education

Professional Designation Program

NOTE: Completion of the Introduction to Ghostwriting course is required to register for this Professional Designation Program. Click here to view the Introduction to Ghostwriting course, which is offered four times a year.

Ghostwriting is among the highest-paying, most in-demand career paths for freelance writers, journalists, and editors in today’s editorial service marketplace.

Ghostwriters who command professional-level fees know everything that writers and editors know, but they have also mastered ghostwriting’s unique skill set, while adhering to the profession’s best-practice ethics and protocols. All of this knowledge and ability can be acquired through years of trial and error, or by completing the Ghostwriting Professional Designation Program (GPDP) at CSULB.

GPDP, the only academically sponsored ghostwriter training program in the world, is a comprehensive, intense and career-launching course of study offered in partnership with Graduates, as Certified Ghostwriters, have reported greater confidence, more marketing opportunities, and higher earnings than ever before.   

Lectures are offered via video. Skill demonstration and Q&A sessions are live and completely online. All books and materials are included.

Email Penni Wells for more information or to start the registration process.