What is Professional Writing and Editing at WVU like?
The MA in Professional Writing and Editing is a 30-hour degree that combines theories of writing with practice in real-world writing situations.
Students will study professional writing theory, the history of rhetoric, editing, rhetorical analysis, new modes of digital composition and writing ethics. This degree prepares students for a variety of career options, including technical writing and editing, project management, writing consulting, writing instruction and advanced graduate study in rhetoric and composition.
The degree is designed for both newly graduated undergraduates and working adults who want more training in writing and editing.
Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.
Fall: January 15