New York University

School of Professional Studies

Master of Science in Professional Writing



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Professional Writing

Format: Online

Program Description:

Earning the Master of Science in Professional Writing, offered by the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, can propel you to the very forefront of fields that require excellent writing skills including business, healthcare, science, technology, politics, urban policy, and government. This new, 36-credit program, which can be completed totally online in just three semesters of full-time study, prepares students for careers as skilled writers, communications specialists, and information designers who are able to take advantage of the broad array of employment opportunities in an ever-evolving, technology driven marketplace.

To succeed as a writing and/or communications professional, you must demonstrate a comprehensive background in the fundamentals of communication and technology, while building your expertise in an area or in areas of specialization. The M.S. in Professional Writing offers students the opportunity to develop their writing technique in high-demand fields including: health professions, digital media, business, mass media, finance, science, or grant writing.

The program builds a bridge between academic accomplishment and applied, practical knowledge. Small groups of students interact online with faculty members who possess proven academic and industry experience. In addition, they draw support and inspiration from their peers and from the vast resources of NYU, one of the nation’s most prestigious universities.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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