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Professional Writing and Editing

West Virginia University

M.A.
24 months
Duration
24840 USD/year
24840 USD/year
8820 USD/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing at West Virginia University is a 30-hour degree that combines theories of writing with practice in real-world writing situations. 

Overview

Students will study professional writing theory, the history of rhetoric, editing, rhetorical analysis, new modes of digital composition and writing ethics. 

This Professional Writing and Editing degree at West Virginia University prepares students for a variety of career options, including technical writing and editing, project management, writing consulting, writing instruction and advanced graduate study in rhetoric and composition. The degree is designed for both newly graduated undergraduates and working adults who want more training in writing and editing.

Career

In addition to becoming professional writers and editors, graduates get jobs as technical writers, documentation specialists, Web content managers, visual and Web designers, grant writers and freelance writers. 

The program prepares students for many interesting positions that require excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills. 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Writing of Health and Medicine
  • Rhetoric and Science
  • Introduction to Forensic Linguistics
  • Studies in Composition and Rhetoric
  • Editing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

60 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

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.
79
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

  • Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental Application / Portfolio

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4410 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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