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Science Writing, M.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (QS) , MD,
The Master of Arts in Science Writing is a flexible, part-time program of online classes and face-to-face residencies, infused with the prestige, quality, and value of Johns Hopkins University.

About

Students in the Science Writing Program do not focus on creating scientific research reports, journal articles for peer review, or other scholarly/academic constructs, nor do we concentrate on technical writing for instruction manuals or complicated texts. Our curriculum also isn’t designed for those who need help with English as a Second Language. Our Science Writing students aim to translate the complicated information and trends of science, medicine and technology into meaningful, perceptive prose, and media that serve a vital public purpose.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Techniques of Science Writing 
  • Contemporary Science Writing: Creative and Professional Forms
  • The Nature of Nature
  • The Literature of Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    27 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Upload the following required materials to the Online Application: Statement of Purpose, Resume, Recent writing samples demonstrating the applicant’s promise and current development as a journalist, creative writer, or communications writer.
  • Submit the application and pay the $75 fee when you have uploaded all necessary materials 
  • Upload unofficial copies of transcripts to the application. 
  • Mail in official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed within the US only.
  • If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation. 
  • If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3156 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3156 USD per module and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    3156 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3156 USD per module and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Baltimore

  • 1240 - 2100 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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