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Professional Writing

Kennesaw State University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
Duration
12792 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW) degree at the Kennesaw State University is a professional graduate degree program that prepares candidates for a wide variety of writing-related positions in business, education, publishing, and the arts.

Overview

Course work in three concentrations-applied writing, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing-allows students to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in various fields of professional writing. 

As students become experienced in producing and analyzing the business, technical, journalistic, and creative texts in these three concentrations, they develop a sophisticated understanding of style, structure, and audience. 

Key Features 

  • Professional Writing students at the Kennesaw State University will become writing professionals who can move in many directions during their careers; they will become flexible writers who can tune in to the writing conventions of a given genre,  adapting their writing style to the requirements of various rhetorical contexts in today's print and electronic environments.
  • Additional resources of special importance to the program faculty and students are the Kennesaw State University Writing Center and the Kennesaw Mountain National Writing Project.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Technical Writing
  • Grant & Proposal Writing
  • Managing Writing in Organizations
  • Business and Technical Editing
  • Writing the Biography
  • Feature Writing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale;
  • A minimum total score of 520 (verbal) and a minimum 4.5 (analytic writing) on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE requirement is waived for applicants who have earned an advanced degree.
  • An application letter that states the applicant's goals for the MAPW program and a rationale for the choice of concentration and support areas;
  • One copy of representative writing samples from both the concentration and the support area, not to exceed 25 pages;
  • A letter of recommendation is optional.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6396 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6396 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    3552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1776 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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