24 months
759 USD/credit
759 USD/credit
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The master of science in Written Communication program from National Louis University is designed for students who wish to pursue careers as professional writers, editors, and communications managers

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Choose  Written Communication program from  National Louis University  if you want to:

  • master the skills of professional writing
  • teach college-level writing courses or combine teaching with your own writing
  • seek a promotion or make a career change that requires effective writing and a master’s degree
  • enrich your repertoire of written works and build a portfolio
  • grow your knowledge of classical and contemporary literature
  • gain insight into the nuances and approaches of writing across genres
  • refine your writing mechanics and fundamentals
  • open new avenues for personal growth through written expression
  • network with like-minded peers and professional writers through program workshops and events


For those who choose to write for the workplace, there is increasing demand for proposals, manuals, internal communication pieces, client newsletters, website copy editing, social media content management, sales brochures, press releases, and advertising copy writing.

Internships at community colleges and at various media outlets provide a pathway to a fulfilling full-time or part-time career.

For those who prefer to write fiction or nonfiction—be it for adults, young adults, or children—writing can be financially rewarding and personally enriching.

As information and ideas proliferate, the need to communicate rapidly and effectively also increases. Writing is the lifeblood of any technically advanced society, because information is its most important and fastest-growing product.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Studies of American Literature: Beginning-1900 
  • Introduction to Writing Poetry 
  • Writing and Reading Oral History 
  • Fundamentals ot Journalism 
  • Online Publishing: Writing tor the Web 
  • Advertising and Promotional Writing in the Digital Age 
  • Creative Writing: Humor 
  • Writers Week Workshops 
  • English Seminar 
  • Writing trom Reading 
  • Creative Writing: Fiction 
  • Creative Writing: Children's Books 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


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.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Sit for an in-person interview
  • Complete a brief impromptu essay
  • Note: List of three references is waived for applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Tuition Fee

  • International

    759 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 759 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    759 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 759 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


We are pleased to announce that for all students starting in the Summer 2020 (July) term, NLU is offering brand new undergraduate scholarships for international students! The new scholarships are listed below:

10% Automatic Opportunity Scholarship 

  • Applies to All NLU Undergraduate Programs including Hospitality Management
  • Eligible to Freshman and Transfer Students

50% #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship 

  • Awarded to Two Students Every Fall Term
  • Eligible to Freshman Undergraduate Students Only
  • Deadline is July 1st

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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