Program Overview

The PTW program offers two options for completing the master’s degree: a 36-hour option that culminates in a thesis project or a 42-hour option that culminates in a portfolio defense.

For both the 36-hour option and 42-hour option students can choose from three concentrations offered through the program: editing, non-fiction writing, and technical writing.

The technical writing concentration focuses on writing for industry, science, business, and government.

The non-fiction concentration focuses on composition, rhetorical theory, non-fiction, and general application of writing skills, including the teaching of writing.

The editing concentration focuses on editing practices for workplaces, non-fiction journals and magazines, and publishing companies.

Graduation Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on an approved program of study as outlined above
  • Successful completion and oral defense of final project