Master of Arts in English, Professional Writing emphasis
This all-online degree is for you if you are looking for a career in writing and editing in:
In our program, you will develop skills in high demand sorts
of writing, such as:
- grants and proposals
- policy statements
- other types of workplace writing
After completing this program, you will be able to enter the
workforce as a writer, editor, or team member, working closely with engineers,
scientists, healthcare professionals, and finance experts to create
Please see the academic catalog for the most recent information regarding courses and academic
MA Professional Writing Program Information
The NAU academic catalog is the official,
authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any
discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the
catalog as the official, authoritative source.
To be considered for admission,
you must submit the following materials on the Graduate College application website:
- graduate admissions application
- official transcripts
- TOEFL score (international students)
- a letter of application, stating
your interest in the MA – Professional Writing Program, your qualifications for
entrance into the program (e.g., work experience), and your plans for using the
degree after you have earned it
- your resume or vita
- a short sample of your writing,
either work-related or academic
- three letters of recommendation
(from academic or workplace references)
There are no application deadlines. We consider applications
when they are made. As soon as your application is complete, the Graduate
College will forward it to the admission committee and you’ll have an answer
within two weeks.
If you don’t have an answer, it probably means that your
application is not complete, and hence not in the hands of the admissions
Check with the English graduate admissions administrator at
928-523-6842 to discover what may be missing from your application.
- There are no residency requirements for the
- Tuition rates for distance
students outside Arizona are more than in-state rates, but less than
out-of-state, on-campus rates.
Financial aid and support
For information on financial aid, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Alex Weirich Memorial Scholarship
The Alex Weirich Memorial Scholarship is awarded to graduate students in the professional writing English MA
Find other scholarships.
A limited number of tuition waivers are available to
out-of-state or in-state students who can demonstrate financial need.
If you are an out-of-state student and wish to present
yourself as a candidate for one of these awards, please download the English
Department tuition waiver form.
Learn more about the available graduate assistantships.