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.


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Admission Requirements


Double Owl Admission Requirements 
  • Completed 60 hours towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary 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 Counted Courses Include

    Double Owl students select up to 3 courses from the lists below to replace Interdisciplinary Study Upper Division Electives

    Pick one (1)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

    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 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

 

Graduate Admission Requirements

Suggested Timeline

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

Sample Academic Plan Apply
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Contact Information

Undergraduate Information

Undergraduate Degree
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Department / College
Interdisciplinary Studies / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Library (Kennesaw campus), Room 420

Advising Contact
Kate Schaab, Program Director
kschaab@kennesaw.edu
470-578-2126

Graduate Information

Graduate Degree
Master of Arts in Professional Writing

Department / College
English / Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English Building, Room 155D

Advising Contact
Aaron Levy, Program Director
alevy2@kennesaw.edu
470-578-6132