Program Director: Dr. Jim Elledge
The Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW) degree is a professional graduate degree program that prepares candidates for a wide variety of writing-related positions in business, education, publishing, and the arts. Coursework in three concentrations - applied writing, composition and rhetoric, and creative writing - allows students to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in various fields of professional writing. For Undergraduates, we also offer a minor. The minor in professional writing provides students the opportunity to develop their skills for the world of work. Students can choose from creative writing, writing for the web, analytical writing, and technical writing courses.