West Virginia University

The MA in Professional Writing and Editing is a 30-hour degree that combines theories of writing with practice in real-world writing situations. Students will study professional writing theory, the history of rhetoric, editing, rhetorical analysis, new modes of digital composition, and writing ethics.

Western Carolina University

Like all English majors, students concentrating in professional writing are sharp critical and creative thinkers. As a professional writing student, you’ll hone your writing skills and learn to adapt to the changing demands of the marketplace, preparing for a career in a variety of fields, including marketing; public relations; print, broadcast and electronic media; technical writing; editing and publishing; creative writing and consulting; and work with non-profit and government agencies.

Western Technical College

In the simplest of terms, technical communicators are writers-writers trained to meet the diverse needs of today's businesses. Whether it's writing sales materials, manuals, reports, website text, or even newsletters, technical communicators are trained to create documents designed to fit a variety of audiences and purposes.

Western Washington University

The English Department offers its students the opportunity to study and work with texts that have shaped, and been shaped by, the English language. We offer a diverse spectrum of classes ranging from antiquity to the twenty-first century and covering a wide variety of topics in literature, media, composition, and language studies. Our courses encompass and explore multiple cultural traditions, allowing our graduates to cultivate skills in critical thinking, creative expression, close reading, persuasive writing, and effective speaking.

Westminster College

In today's fast-paced electronic world, it takes effective communication to get results. The Westminster Master of Professional Communication (MPC) program is designed to help individuals enhance their communication skills and develop expertise in a specialized communication field.

Widener University

Written communication is a fundamental requirement for any professional position in today’s age of information. Knowing the content in your field is no longer enough—you must also be able to communicate that content to your colleagues, your clients, the government, and so many others.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Professional Writing (PW) program is concerned with the theory, ethics, research, and practice of representing information in a variety of communication media-computer documentation, instruction manuals, hypertext, multimedia presentations, graphics, video, brochures, newsletters, public relations, scholarly writing, journalism, and literary nonfiction.

Wright State University

Graduate Study in English is a professional program of study leading to a degree of Master of Arts in English, with a concentration in one of three areas: Literature, Composition and Rhetoric, or TESOL. All students in the graduate program must complete 48 to 50 hours of graduate study, including a required graduate research methods course and a number of required seminars.