Master of Arts in Professional Writing Course of Study

The MA in Professional Writing will prepare you for a writing career in television, film, education, publishing, business and the literary arts. When you apply, you will select your  concentration and support areas from these three genres:

  • Applied Writing
  • Composition/Rhetoric
  • Creative Writing

As you near the end of your program, you will complete a capstone (i.e., thesis or major project). Your selected genre and capstone topic and format allow you to target your coursework to meet your specific professional and creative goals.

For more information on specific classes, see the Master of Arts in Professional Writing in the KSU Graduate Catalog. Please note that the Graduate College Catalogue is being updated. The most accurate information about MAPW admissions is to be found here.

Accelerated Bachelors to Master’s Degree

The Accelerated Bachelors to Master’s Degree program allows qualified KSU undergraduate students who plan to apply to a Kennesaw State graduate program to take graduate level courses while in the senior year of their undergraduate degree. These courses will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate program of study.

See more specifics on the Accelerated Bachelors to Master’s Degree Page

Certificate Programs in Professional Writing

Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing

A four-course non-degree program, the Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing will give you instruction and intensive creative writing practice, but it does not require entry into a graduate program. You will choose ONE of the following genres as your concentration:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Film/TV
  • Playwriting
  • Creative Nonfiction

Your classes will include the beginning and advanced workshops in your concentration genre. Certificate students take the same courses as degree-seeking students.

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