Integrative Studies BS / Professional Writing MA

Career and Academic Opportunities

The Master of Arts in Professional Writing degree prepares candidates for a wide variety of writing-related positions in business, education, publishing and the arts. MAPW graduates pursue careers as writers, editors, consultants in corporate and nonprofit fields, public relations specialists, corporate trainers, technical writers, writing instructors in colleges and high schools, writers for magazines, communication managers, marketing directors, media relations directors, journalists and other writing and researched centered occupations.

Also MAPW graduates go on to terminal degree programs at such institutions as Arizona State University, Georgia State University, Miami University-Oxford Ohio, Colorado State University, University of Georgia, Union University, Mercer University, Kennesaw State University, and Columbus State University. In addition, many are published novelists, poets, non-fiction writers and playwrights.

Sample Academic Plan

Suggested Timeline

Students should apply to this Double Owl Pathway in the second semester of their sophomore year.

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    • Completed 60 hours towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrative Studies 
    • 3.00 GPA at KSU
    • Completed 18 hours in residence at KSU
    • Submit 1 copy of representative writing samples from one or more genres, not to exceed 25 pages.
  • Double Owl students select up to 3 courses from the lists below to replace Integrative Study Upper Division Electives

    • Pick one (1)of the following Graduate Courses from this list:
      Pick two (2) of the following Graduate Courses from this list:
      • PRWR 6240: Technical Writing
      • PRWR 6255: Grant & Proposal Writing
      • PRWR 6260: Managing Writing in Organizations
      • PRWR 6300: Understanding Writing as Process
      • PRWR 6400: Writing the Biography
      • PRWR 6410: Feature Writing
      • PRWR 6440: Professional and Academic Editing
      • PRWR 6455: The Genres of Creative Writing
      • PRWR 6460: Fiction Writing I
      • PRWR 6470: Poetry Writing I
      • PRWR 6480: Playwriting I
      • PRWR 6520: Creative Nonfiction Writing I
      • PRWR 6550: Document Design and Desktop Publishing
      • PRWR 6570: Writing for Social Media
      • PRWR 6650: Introduction to Literacy Studies
      • PRWR 6800: Careers in Professional Writing
      • PRWR 6850: Web Content Development
      • STVW 6490: Screenwriting I
      • STVW 6495: TV Writing: Half-Hour
      • STVW 6496: TV Writing: One-Hour
      • PRWR 6240: Technical Writing
      • PRWR 6255: Grant & Proposal Writing
      • PRWR 6260: Managing Writing in Organizations
      • PRWR 6300: Understanding Writing as Process
      • PRWR 6400: Writing the Biography
      • PRWR 6410: Feature Writing
      • PRWR 6440: Professional and Academic Editing
      • PRWR 6455: The Genres of Creative Writing
      • PRWR 6460: Fiction Writing I
      • PRWR 6470: Poetry Writing I
      • PRWR 6480: Playwriting I
      • PRWR 6520: Creative Nonfiction Writing I
      • PRWR 6550: Document Design and Desktop Publishing
      • PRWR 6570: Writing for Social Media
      • PRWR 6650: Introduction to Literacy Studies
      • PRWR 6750: Teaching Writing to Speakers of Other Languages
      • PRWR 6760: World Englishes
      • PRWR 6800: Careers in Professional Writing
      • PRWR 6860: Intercultural Communication in Context
      • PRWR 6850: Web Content Development
      • STVW 6490: Screenwriting I
      • STVW 6495: TV Writing: Half-Hour
      • STVW 6496: TV Writing: One-Hour
  • For current admission requirements please click here.

    • Undergraduate Degree
      • Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies
    • Department / College
      • Interdisciplinary Studies / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Advising Contact
      • Kate Schaab, Program Director
      • kschaab@kennesaw.edu
      • 470-578-2126
      • Library (Kennesaw campus), Room 420
    • Graduate Degree
      • Master of Arts in Professional Writing
    • Department / College
      • English / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Advising Contact
      • Tony Grooms, Program Director
      • tgrooms@kennesaw.edu
      • 470-578-6440
      • English Building, Room 133
  • Complete the online application here to apply.

    The undergraduate and graduate programs will review your academic record.

    You will receive an email to your KSU student email account with the decision.

 

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