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MA in Professional Writing

To complete our Master’s in PWC, you complete 33-credits of coursework, which includes an internship and portfolio of work that can help you define your professional aspirations and expertise whether it’s writing grants for nonprofits, communicating science to public audiences, writing technical documentation and training materials, or developing digital content for large and small businesses.

Required coursework includes classes in:

  • Web Development & Design
  • Document Design
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • User Experience/Usability Studies
  • Stylistics
  • Internship
  • Thesis Research
  • Thesis Portfolio

To further develop your expertise, we offer electives on a range of topics, such as:

  • Social Media Writing
  • Public Relations Writing and Techniques
  • Grant Writing
  • Science Journalism

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 positions with job titles, such as:

  • Communications Consultant
  • Technical Writer
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Grant Writer
  • Document and Web Designer
  • Content Strategist
  • Public Outreach Specialist

By design, the program encourages you to develop your area of expertise so that you can take your next step as a professional communicator.

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