Master of Arts in Professional Writing Resources

Tentative Course Schedules

Capstone (PRWR 7960)

Your capstone can be a thesis, portfolio or practicum. It must be accompanied by a rationale for its purpose and design that involves electronic and/or print media and is relevant to your concentration in professional writing. After completing 27 credit hours and at least 4 courses in the concentration, you may begin the capstone process. You are strongly advised to enroll in three semester hours of PRWR 7960 in two succeeding semesters, not six hours in one semester.

MAPW Program Forms and Information

Graduate Teaching or Research Assistant

Students who apply for and are accepted into the Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant Program receive a tuition waiver and an annual stipend.


Directed Study Procedures

In a directed study course (PRWR 7950) you will work one-on-one with a faculty member. A directed study cannot take the place of a course offered by the MAPW Program but it can supplement its courses. To enroll in a directed study, follow these steps:

  1. Ask a member of the faculty whose expertise corresponds to the topic you plan on studying to supervise your directed study.
  2. With the help of the faculty member supervising your directed study, create a detailed syllabus that includes:
    • a book list
    • a meeting-by-meeting schedule
    • all requirements for completion of the course, including tests, papers, etc.
  3. The faculty advisor will access the Directed Study Request Form through DocuSign. The form is due on the last day of classes in the semester before the direct study is to occur.

Contact for help Professor Tony Grooms 470-578-6440, or


Internships place you in a professional work environment while you recieve course credit. 

Contact our Director of Community Engagement:

Dr. Lara Smith-Sitton
(470) 578-3943
Office: English Building (EB) 220


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