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Professional Writing and Communication

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

M.A.
12 months
Duration
22183 USD/year
22183 USD/year
12292 USD/year
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About

The Professional Writing and Communication program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 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.

Overview

Students in the Professional Writing and Communication program of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 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
  • usability
  • stylistics

Student success

After graduation

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Technical and Business Writing
  • Report and Proposal Writing
  • Grants Writing
  • Document Design
  • Web Development and Design

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

  • Statement of purpose: 300 - 600 words
  • Official transcripts: from all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless if a credential is earned or not)
  • Official GRE score: sent directly from ETS; copies/scans not accepted
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent directly from ETS or testing agency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22183 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22183 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22183 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22183 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12292 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12292 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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