Master of Arts in Professional Writing Program
The Master’s of Arts in professional program at New England College gives students an opportunity to enhance their writing and editorial skills in a setting that depends heavily upon student-professor-peer reviews of written work. This program allows students to create a comprehensive representation of their professional writing and editorial work amongst the traditional and new media. Upon completion of this program students will understand: theories of professional writing that influence writers’ rhetorical choices, audience analysis that influences writing styles and choices, and strategies that produce effective communication.
Program director Mark Watman says on the program’s website that, “Master of Arts in Professional Writing program coursework integrates the theoretical foundations of rhetoric, communication and professional practice with continuous skill development. Each course asks students to apply their knowledge of skills and writing and editing to cutting-edge communication challenges. Students also gain an understanding of the various jobs in the field.”
The following list shows the classes NEC requires students to complete for a Master of Arts in professional writing: