About the Program
The dual Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Writing is an innovative, interdisciplinary accelerated degree program that integrates the scholarship on composition and new media and the practice of creative, journalistic, academic, and electronic writing.
The undergraduate major in Writing Arts provides students an in-depth understanding of the multiple facets of written communication. Through a variety of courses and learning experiences, students develop their awareness of writing's theoretical foundations and practical applications.
The M.A. provides students with a strong theoretical foundation in writing studies through four core courses and offers several areas in which students may develop their personal and professional goals, including composition studies, creative writing, and journalism. We offer diverse, rigorous courses, such as Creative Non-fiction Workshop, Writing for Electronic Communities, and Contemporary Rhetoric. A thesis, portfolio, or major project is a requirement.
As one of the few departments of writing in the U.S., Writing Arts in the College of Communication is uniquely positioned to help students learn to communicate effectively within our dynamic culture.
The dual degree program is designed to be completed in five years. Students will begin the first (freshman) year of the program through the third (junior) year fulfilling undergraduate B.A. in Writing Arts course requirements and general education course requirements. The fourth (senior) year marks the official start of the dual degree program. In year four, as an undergraduate, students will take 12 credits of M.A. in Writing courses and will complete any remaining undergraduate B.A. in Writing Arts and general education course requirements. Year five includes the 18 remaining credits of M.A. in Writing courses to be taken as a graduate student.
For more information, admissions requirements, or to apply to the Accelerated B.A./M.A. in Writing program, please visit Writing Arts @ Rowan University.