Master of Arts in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University

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Application Requirements

Applicants submit the following to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Kennesaw State University, 3391 Town Point Drive MD #9101, Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591 or email by February 1st (Priority deadline for GTAs) and June 1st Final deadline) for fall semester. Apply by October 1st to begin spring semester.

  1. A completed application form
  2. Official transcript of your baccalaureate degree (and master's degree, if you have one) sent directly from the institution (s) you attended
  3. A statement of intent that examines your goals as a prospective student in the MAPW program and a rationale for your choice of concentration and support area
  4. One copy of representative writing samples from both your concentration and support area, not to exceed 25 double-spaced pages
  5. Up to three letters of recommendation

All applications must be accompanied by a nonrefundable $60.00 application processing fee. Make checks payable to Kennesaw State University.

If you have questions for Graduate Admissions, please email
Proof of your having received the baccalaureate degree should be on the transcript.

Additional Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA)
  2. GRE scores of:

    • a minimum quantitative score of 400 (or 140 New Revised Test);
    • a minimum verbal score of 520 (or 154 New Revised Test); and
    • a minimum analytic writing score of 4.5.
    The GRE website is or contact Prometric Services 1-443-751-4820 or 1-800-473-2255 for test locations. The school code for Kennesaw State University is 5359.

    We waive the GRE requirement for applicants who have earned a Master’s or PhD from an accredited institution with at least a 3.0 GPA and for those applying to our certificate options.
  3. Writing samples that reveal that the applicant is capable of completing graduate-level courses successfully.

Application Deadlines

For SPRING Semester: October 1
For FALL Semester:
February 1 (Priority)
June 1 (Final)

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