Master of Arts in Professional Writing

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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 program meets that demand through our curriculum and financial support.

Students take classes that prepare them to communicate ideas and information across a range of media. Our coursework includes:

  • Web Authoring
  • Document Design
  • Social Media Writing
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Usability
  • Stylistics

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 in business, technical, and science writing at companies and organizations such as Akamai Technologies, Brown Medical School, Goodwill Industries, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and Raytheon. In these positions, they collaborate in and lead teams to develop multi-modal materials for workplace audiences.