UMass Dartmouth’s Master of Arts in Professional Writing & Communication 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
- 33 total credits
- Master's thesis
- 9 credits per semester for full-time status
MA in professional writing leads to dream job
Our students have found 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 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
A limited number of assistantships are available on a competitive basis. This award is subject to the work needs of the position and department, your satisfactory performance of duties, your academic record, and availability of funds, and may be subject to change.