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English - Professional and Technical Writing - MA

Fall Deadlines

Standard Deadline: March 15, 2024

Spring Deadlines

Standard Deadline: October 15, 2023

Summer Deadlines

Standard Deadline: February 01, 2024

Application Requirements

College Transcripts Goals Statement Recommendation Letters Resume Writing Sample

Program-Specific Instructions

Additional Information

Goals statement (uploaded via online application). The goals statement should be 750 - 1000 words and describe particular areas of interest within a chosen concentration. Read More

A 1,500 to 3,000-word writing sample is required for all concentrations.  Read More

Applicants to the concentration in professional and technical writing are encouraged (but not required) to submit an optional portfolio that showcases nonacademic/workplace writing. Applicants may submit a 10-15 page portfolio of their nonfiction work such as technical or business reports, editing projects, or any other materials reflecting interests and skills in nonfiction writing and editing. The portfolio should include no more than 3 samples of writing oriented to the applicant's professional or educational interests. On a cover sheet, briefly discuss the audience and purpose of the writing sample. The cover sheet should be uploaded with the portfolio.