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English - Professional Writing

Southeast Missouri State University

12 months
557 USD/credit 20052 USD/year
557 USD/credit 20052 USD/year
298 USD/credit 10728 USD/year
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The English - Professional Writing program of the Southeast Missouri State University helps students to master different types of professional writing, further develop their writing skills, and perfect their critical abilities, including the determination of effective styles and presentations for texts.


The English - Professional Writing program of the Southeast Missouri State University allows students to learn in depth about writing theories, rhetorical theory, creative writing and its strategies, and technical production of text in print and online.

Why should I study professional writing at Southeast? 

Specialized writing—technical writing, creative writing, blogcontent, and copy writing—has seen national job growth, a growth that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says is expected to continue. Students with a degree in professional writing work as: technical communicators; Web authors, designers, and content managers; publishers; publishing coordinators/publication managers; editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders; science writers; medical writers; information architects; usability specialists/researchers; communication specialists; grant and proposal writers; independent authors; and in other writing- and editing-related roles, such as business copywriting. At Southeast, you study with experienced, knowledgeable writers, editors, critics, and the director of the University Press.

What You'll Do

  • Learn professional, creative styles of writing and their strategies
  • Learn writing and rhetorical theory
  • Learn critical thinking, problem-solving, and fact-finding
  • Learn in-depth editing skills using the major style manuals

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Assistant editor at a university press
  • Communications and training coordinator for AmerenUE in St. Louis
  • Acceptances into Ph.D. programs in creative writing
  • Published novel writer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Advanced Publishing
  • Style in Writing
  • Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
  • Creative Non-Fiction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The student holds a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • The student has an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • The student has 15 semester hours of undergraduate credit in the field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20052 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 557 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    20052 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 557 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 298 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cape Girardeau

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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