MS in Professional Writing

With a focus on digital communications, the fully online MS in Professional Writing program prepares students for innovative careers across industries. Increasingly in professional demand, students learn to combine excellence in writing with effective communication strategies for a wide range of creative content.

The MS in Professional Writing curriculum offers a traditional grounding in writing, style, and rhetoric with in-depth explorations of modern communication theories and emerging writing practices. Our students develop the skills to creatively compose and edit information, craft compelling narratives, and leverage media and technology to strategically design, revise, publish, and track the impact of their written communications projects.

In addition to core courses that merge theory and writing workshop practices, students select from a range of industry-driven electives that support specialized areas of focus, such as corporate communications, financial writing, social media and public relations, science and environmental writing, healthcare and medical writing, nonprofit and policy communications, promotional content, grant writing, and technical writing. Guided by industry-experienced faculty, MS in Professional Writing students work through assignments that target corporate, academic, and real-world audiences to build professional-quality writing portfolios.