Master's or Certificate

English – Professional Writing

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English – Professional Writing, Master's or Certificate

Inform, influence, and motivate diverse audiences with NAU’s online master’s in Professional Writing degree and/or Professional Writing certificate. As global networks are rapidly expanding the demand for qualified communicators, now is the time to pursue a fulfilling career as a highly effective writer.

Guided by faculty mentors with contemporary industry expertise, you’ll explore the basics of good writing and modern communication theories. Examine how research, careful reading, critical thinking, and broadened perspectives can sharpen your skills in our master’s or graduate certificate programs:

In the 33-credit hour online MA in English – Professional Writing program, you can tailor your portfolio to your career goals by taking electives in areas of interest, such as management and digital communications, environmental sustainability, content strategy, or information design.

Whether your goal is to write website content, technical procedures, or business and government documents, our 18-credit-hour online graduate certificate program gives you the flexibility and experience to create engaging communications that achieve measurable results. If you wish to continue your studies after completing the graduate certificate, you can apply those 18 hours toward the MA in Professional Writing.

Structured online degrees have five start dates each semester, so you can enroll on your timeline.


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