M.A. in Professional Writing

The Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW) will prepare you for a writing career in television, film, education, publishing, business and the literary arts. Since the graduate program’s founding in 1995, its students and alumni have found success in numerous writing-intensive fields.

Attend a Virtual Info Session



All sessions are 12:00-1:00 PM EST and meet on Microsoft Teams. Register below!

Tuesday, June 18 

Double Owl

MAPW Double Owl Pathways

Learn how you can take graduate courses while earning your undergraduate degree. See all pathways here!

All sessions are 12:00-1:00 PM EST and meet on Microsoft Teams. 

(Note: For current KSU undergraduate students)

Next session: TBA

Spring 2024 Capstone Showcase & Awards

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Application Info & Deadlines


In the MAPW program, you select one concentration and either one or two of the remaining concentrations as the support area(s).

Graduate Certificates

Choose from four MAPW graduate certificates that may be non-degree or available while pursuing your master’s degree! Contact the MAPW Program Coordinator for more information.

The Capstone Project

This six-credit hour course (PRWR 7960 MAPW Capstone Project) will conclude your M.A. in Professional Writing degree. Click the button below on the overview of the process.

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