Professional Writing (MS)

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Program Description

A career in professional writing requires not only expertise in writing, but also communications, information technology, and digital media skills. Writers today need to be able to excel at developing communication and information strategies, and must be equipped to work effectively in a range of media. The Master of Science in Professional Writing offers an integrated program for students who aim to work as writers and as communication specialists. Companies, organizations, and government agencies need experts who are versatile and proficient in using new digital media and information technology, while specializing in a particular field of professional writing, including media, business, healthcare, science, fundraising, or promotional writing.

Three semesters of full-time study, entirely online, move you swiftly into a new career by preparing you to be a powerful writer, a skilled communication specialist, and an information designer who can take advantage of employment opportunities in a technology-driven marketplace.

Delivered by one of the world's most prestigious universities in the world, the program combines academic rigor with practical knowledge. You learn from and interact with faculty members who have both distinguished academic and hands-on industry experience, while drawing upon the support and inspiration of your peers.


All applicants to the School of Professional Studies (SPS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

  • Application Fee
  • College/University Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Degree Requirements
  • Recommendations
  • Kira Talent Assessment
  • Degree-Specific Requirements
  • English Language Assessment
  • Pearson Versant English Placement Test
  • International Transcript Evaluation
  • International Student Visa Requirements

See degree specific application requirements for instructions specific to this program.