The professional writing field is closely allied with the health, legal and educational professions, government, business and non-profit organizations, science and technology, and publishing and digital media in communicating the information that is at the heart of an information-based economy. Professional writing involves not just writing up information but also researching, editing, designing, testing and publishing information in print and digital forms, as well as managing both individual documentation projects and an organization’s entire documentation portfolio. Students and workers in the information economy can develop their professional writing expertise by pursuing the English Department’s M.A. with a concentration in professional writing.
To be admitted to this program you must:
All applicants must apply for admission to Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Please apply online at My LIU or Apply Now. For more information on the admissions process, visit the Office of Admissions website or call 718-488-1011.
Continued enrollment in this program is contingent upon maintaining an overall 3.0 grade-point average in graduate coursework.
For more information about the program, contact the English Department’s graduate advisor, Jake Matkov. For further information about the MA and the other programs and activities of the Department, visit The Longest Island (the English Department’s blog).
METHODS OF RESEARCH & CRITICISM
Required (for both M.A. and M.F.A. students): English 707 Methods of Research and Criticism (3 credits)
PROFESSIONAL WRITING FIELD SPECIALTY
Required (3 Credits)
PROFESSIONAL WRITING ELECTIVES
Required: Two courses in Professional Writing (6 Credits)
ADDITIONAL WRITING ELECTIVES
Required: Three courses from Writing & Rhetoric and/or Professional Writing (9 Credits).
Notes: Teaching Assistants are required to take English 646 Individual & Small Group Writing Instruction. Teaching Fellows are required to take English 700 Practicum in the Teaching of Writing.
Required: Three courses in Literature (9 Credits)
Required: English 708 Thesis (3 credits)