Professional Writing

Department of Communication, Language, and Literature

Graduate Program Director: Lauren Esposito, Ph.D.

Program Coordinator of English: Erin Sadlack, Ph.D.

About the Program

This Master of Arts program features hands-on learning in professional situations, classroom discussions, and writer workshops that hone students' writing to an advanced level and give graduates a thorough understanding of techniques of writing and persuasion across a variety of media appropriate to a range of professional settings.

After earning a Master of Arts in Professional Writing, students will be able to:

  • Think critically, analyze language thoughtfully, and communicate effectively,
  • Create responsibly researched and innovative content,
  • Write for a variety of professional situations, from business offices to courtrooms to political rallies to online media, and
  • Use their skills ethically as global citizens and understand how writing can be a force in society.

Degrees/Certificates Offered:

Master of Arts in Professional Writing (30 credits)

This degree is offered through two pathways:

  • Stand-alone Graduate program
  • 4+1 Undergraduate to Graduate 5-year degree

Certificate in Professional Writing (12 credits)