Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing

Middle Georgia State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 30
Per Credit Hour Cost $255.00
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Program Description

Administered by Middle Georgia State University's Department of English, the Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing was developed as a cross-disciplinary graduate degree by the Department of English, the Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts, and the Department of Information Technology. The program teaches the knowledge and skills for the analysis, design, and production of documents in our hightech age and prepares graduates for professional careers as writers, editors, researchers, web-content managers, and related careers in education, advertising, human resources, business, government, non-profits, museums, marketing, and libraries. The program includes study in theories of rhetoric, the craft of technical and professional writing, and advanced digital literacy. The program also offers instruction in document design, document production, and editing. Other topics include visual rhetoric and multimedia composition, usability testing, project management, website development, and publishing across print and digital platforms. This graduate degree in technical and professional writing teaches the knowledge and skills necessary for the analysis, design, and production of documents within competitive professional environments that value and reward high-level writing and digital acumen.

Admissions Information

MATPW Admission Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university Evidence of aptitude for success in graduate-level studies For residents of Georgia, Documentation of Lawful Residence 2.75 undergraduate GPA or better; or successful completion of Middle Georgia State University's Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Digital Communication Letter of application that states the applicant's interest in and goals for the program Certificate Admission Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university Evidence of aptitude for success in graduate-level studies For residents of Georgia, Documentation of Lawful Residence 2.5 overall GPA Letter of interest