The program sequence offers a solid foundation in core skills and knowledge bases common among senior-level professional writers, but also allows each student to explore eclectic areas of interest, such as fiction writing, with maximum flexibility. Whether your interest lies in tourism-industry writing, creating software manuals, writing novels or screenplays, public relations campaigns, or academic preparation for further graduate study, you will find a range of substantial and relevant electives.
The chance to draw guest lecturers from and cultivate industry connections with the nearby pinnacle of the publishing, new media, and public relations universe of New York City makes this M.A. program truly extraordinary. Network with the best and the brightest the field of professional writing has to offer.
Your place. The M.A. in Professional and Digital Media Writing is designed for online access, so you have the opportunity to study and participate from your office or home.
Your time. The flexibility of the online M.A. in Professional and Digital Media Writing means that coursework is available online. Depending on the course and instructor, some seminars may meet synchronously online, whereas others may meet asynchronously, via e-mail or online learning management systems. Earn your master’s degree—in just four semesters, if you wish.
Your future. No matter the economy, furthering their education is the dream of many. If you, like many others, want to move up in your field but have found you need a competitive edge, the M.A. in Professional and Digital Media Writing is a practical choice. The need for technical writers is still strong, with a positive growth outlook through 2020. If you are already employed in professional writing, or you have an undergraduate degree in another field but would like to work on a master’s that is both creative and technical, the M.A. in Professional and Digital Media Writing at ESU may be your ticket to supervisory and directorial roles with increased responsibility and salary.
(570) 422-3536 Kevin Quintero, Graduate Admissions Coordinator - for questions related to admissions, funding, etc.
(570) 422-3382 Holly Wells, Ph.D., Coordinator, M.A. in P&DMW - for questions about the M.A. program itself, such as faculty, courses, thesis requirements, etc.