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Professional Writing Concentration Requirements

Required Courses

  • ENGL 472: Professional Writing (Online)
  • ENGL 473: Professional Editing (Online)
  • ENGL 474: Document Design (Online)
  • ENGL 462: Special Projects in Professional Writing (Online)
  • ENGL 463: Professional Writing Practicum (Online or Workplace Internship)
  • ENGL 596: Research Methods (Campus)


  • One course in Rhetoric.
  • One course in Linguistics.
  • Two courses in Rhetoric, Linguistics, Creative Writing, Literature, and/or Folklore.

Most graduate-level English courses do not have an online option. You will have to attend courses on campus to complete the MA in English with a concentration in Professional Writing.


MA students with a concentration in professional writing will complete a thesis project, a professional portfolio with a theoretical introduction. You will collect documents that you have completed throughout your course work and prepare them for inclusion in a professional portfolio. You will write an academic introduction to  your portfolio based on readings in professional writing theory and work place research.

See the Plan of Study for details.