May 2017: A few fully- and partially-funded assistantship positions remain available for Fall 2017. Applications reviewed until positions are filled, including Teaching Fellowships, web writing, writing center administration, and public relations.
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UMass Dartmouth’s Master of Arts in Professional Writing program meets a growing demand for professional and technical communicators. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in professional and technical writing are growing faster than average.
Our students take classes that prepare them to meet that demand by learning how to communicate ideas and information across a range of media.
- Web Authoring
- Document Design
- Social Media Writing
- Rhetorical Theory
We support our students
UMass Dartmouth offers competitive stipends and tuition credits:
- Teaching Fellowships in business and technical communication
- Graduate Assistantships in writing center programming, public relations, grant writing, and web authoring
Our graduates are prepared for employment
Upon graduation, our students have gotten full-time positions at companies and organizations such as Akamai Technologies, Brown Medical School, Goodwill Industries, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and Raytheon. They're employed in various positions, such as:
- Communications Consultant
- Technical Writer
- Social Media Coordinator
- Grant Writer
- Document and Web Designer
- Content Strategist
- Public Outreach Specialist
- Writer/Editor/Internet Systems Developer