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Master of Arts in Writing

The mission of the Master of Arts in Writing program is to make individuals more proficient writers in order to meet challenges in areas of professional writing, creative writing and writing instruction. Graduate students in the Master of Arts in Writing program learn to make sophisticated judgments regarding content, tone, style and diction of various forms of professional and creative writing; utilize technology for presentations, web pages, visual media and print documents; and learn professional procedures to prepare and submit manuscripts for publication.

The M.A. in Writing degree addresses three related areas of need: Professional writing, creative writing and composition. While all three areas can be viewed as distinct disciplines, this degree will link them by emphasizing some central principles of effective writing while allowing for intensive exploration of particular subfields of writing. Our program is specifically relevant for teachers, aspiring creative writers, and professional writers and researchers who want to gain or enhance their professional and/or creative writing credentials.