Master of Arts in Professional Writing at Kennesaw State University

MAPW

To earn an MA in Professional Writing degree, students complete at least 36 hours of course work. Students enroll in the following:

The Writing Core (3 hrs)
PRWR 6000: Issues and Research in Professional Writing, the core course, equips MAPW students with the necessary tools they will need to acquire both practical and theoretical knowledge about writing and writers, as well as graduate-level study skills.

Students must complete this core course in their first semester in the MAPW program.

The Concentration (15 hrs)
All students concentrate in one of the three genres of writing:

  • Applied Writing
  • Composition/Rhetoric
  • Creative Writing

To graduate, students must successfully complete 5 courses (15 hrs) in their concentration.

The Support Area (9 hrs)
All students select one of the remaining genres as the support area.

To graduate, students must successfully complete 3 courses (9 hrs)

The Elective (3 hrs)
In addition to the above requirements, students take an elective, a single course (3 hrs) from any of the MAPW courses of their choice.

The Capstone (6 hrs minimum)
After completing a minimum of 27 hours, students may enroll in capstone (i.e., thesis) hours, which allows students to explore more fully an area of interest by producing a thesis or other substantial project.

To graduate, students must complete at least 6 hours, but some may need to enroll in more hours, and complete their capstone work successfully.

Courses by Concentration

Applied Writing
PRWR 6240: Technical Writing
PRWR 6260: Managing Writing in Organizations
PRWR 6280: Business and Technical Editing
PRWR 6400: Writing Biography
PRWR 6410: Feature Writing
PRWR 6440: Professional and Academic Editing
PRWR 6800: Careers in the Literary Arts
PRWR 6570: Writing for Social Media
PRWR 6550: Document Design and Desktop Pubg.
PRWR 6850: Web Content Development
PRWR 6860: Intercultural Comm. in Contexts
PRWR 7550: Advanced Applied Writing
PRWR 7600: MAPW Practical Internship
PRWR 7900: Special Topics
PRWR 7950: MAPW Directed Study

Composition/Rhetoric
PRWR 6150: Context, Style, and Audience in PRWR
PRWR 6300: Understanding Writing as Process
PRWR 6500: Teaching Writing in HS and Colleges
PRWR 6760: World Englishes
PRWR 6750: Teaching Writing to Spkr. Other Langs.
PRWR 6650: Introduction to Literacy Studies
PRWR 7600: MAPW Practical Internship
PRWR 7900: Special Topics
PRWR 7950: MAPW Directed Study

Creative Writing
PRWR 6100: Readings for Writers
PRWR 6455: The Genres of Creative Writing
PRWR 6460: Fiction Writing
PRWR 6470: Poetry Writing
PRWR 6480: Play Writing
PRWR 6490: Screen and Television Writing
PRWR 6520: Creative Nonfiction
PRWR 6800: Careers in the Literary Arts
PRWR 7460: Advanced Fiction Writing
PRWR 7470: Advanced Poetry Writing
PRWR 7480: Advanced Play Writing
PRWR 7490: Advanced Screen and TV Wrting
PRWR 7520: Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing
PRWR 7600: MAPW Practical Internship
PRWR 7900: Special Topics
PRWR 7950: MAPW Directed Study