English - Professional Writing, M.A. | Part time online | Northern Arizona University | United States
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English - Professional Writing

12 months
416 USD/credit 13728 USD/year
416 USD/credit 13728 USD/year
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The English - Professional Writing degree at Northern Arizona University can prepare you for a career or help you to advance in your current career in non-profit, research, government, industry, and corporate communications.  


The English - Professional Writing degree is offered by Northern Arizona University.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • The rhetorical demands inherent in business, industry, and government settings.
  • Ability to analyze the context of any document and write that document to fit the demands of its specific context
  • Ability to plan a process to develop and complete any document and to carry out that plan, resulting in a successful document in its actual context
  • Understanding of the writing and editing skills necessary to create and write documents with the characteristics demanded in professional settings: clarity, conciseness, coherence, and correctness.
  • Ability to edit the documents of self and others, to bring those documents to a professional and/or publishable level, in terms of such things as clear sentences; logical and effective organization; powerful supporting graphics; and effective documentation.
  • Ability to analyze problems in a business, industry, or government setting and design and conduct the research necessary to solve that problem and write an appropriate document detailing those results, such as a proposal or a set of procedures.
  • Detailed understanding of specific types of documents required in business, industry, non-profits, and government, and the ability to generate those documents, either by one’s self or as a part of a team effort.
  • Ability to write and edit professional content, such as proposals, specifications, reports, procedures, policies, white papers, training manuals, user documentation, and technical documentation
  • Ability to write any of these for appropriate workplace publication media.

Programme Structure


  • Professional Editing
  • Information Design and Usability Testing
  • Professional Writing for Digital Audiences
  • Content Strategy
  • Project Management and Documentation Design

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH



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General requirements

  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
  • All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
  • All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 416 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    13728 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 416 USD per credit during 12 months.


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