24 months
759 USD/credit 12523 USD/year
759 USD/credit 12523 USD/year
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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 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Procedures and requirements are specific to each program. Admission to study in one program does not ensure admission to all programs. 
  • The decision to deny admission cannot be appealed. It is your responsibility to be aware of the policies and requirements of National Louis University as stated in the University catalog. 
  • National Louis University reserves the right to change any provision or requirement, including fees, at any time, with or without notice. 
  • National Louis University admits students to all programs and activities and administers all educational, employment, and other policies without discrimination because of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, disability, military status or marital status. It is expected by the University that all information which is material to the admissions process be accurate and true to the best of the student’s or prospective student’s knowledge. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12523 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 759 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12523 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 759 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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