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Professional Writing and Editing  Master's

Overview

What is Professional Writing and Editing at WVU like?

Description

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.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Professional Writing and Editing at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Professional Writing and Editing graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Essay/Writing Sample (Contact a Graduate Program Representative for a Prompt)
  • GRE

Additional application requirements:

  • Students with past or current experience as a writer or editor may submit their professional work as part of their writing sample. However, all applicants should submit an academic research paper of at least 8-10 pages in length.

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