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M.A. in Professional Writing and Editing

PWE Graduate Courses and Internship

The MA in Professional Writing and Editing requires 30 hours of coursework. For more information about degree requirements, see the graduate catalog.

Required Courses and Course Goals

The following courses are required, totaling 9 hours.

English 601: Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric

Students will leave the course with the ability to

English 602: Theory and Practice of Editing

Students will leave the course with the ability to

English 605: Professional Writing Theory

Students will leave the course with the ability to

Professional Writing Electives (6 credit hours)

Students choose 6 hours of electives. The following courses are a sample of courses offered through the Department of English.

English 606: Humanities Computing

Students will leave the course with the ability to

English 607: Topics in Rhetoric and Composition

Students will leave the course with the ability to

English 701: Seminar in Rhetoric

Students will leave the course with the ability to

Practical Application (3-6 credit hours)

Students choose between completing a graduate thesis or internship.

English 610: PWE Internship

Students will leave the course with the ability to

Students in English 610 should use the following documents and forms:

English 698: PWE Thesis

Students who choose the thesis option will receive formal supervision during the thesis-writing process.