North Central College

Master of Arts in Professional and Creative Writing


30 North Brainard Street

Naperville, IL 60540

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Professional and Creative Writing

Format: Online

Program Description:

Why pursue a Master of Arts in Professional and Creative Writing degree at North Central College?

There’s hardly an industry that couldn’t benefit from hiring better writers. From business professionals seeking to strengthen their writing and communication skills to those pursuing an advanced English education, the online master of arts in professional and creative writing is designed to enhance the writing, reading and critical thinking skills that will help writers be successful wherever they are.

The degree honors the entirety of the professional writer who aspires to write for internal and external audiences within and beyond the workplace. There’s a strong emphasis on personal development and skill-enhancement that is applicable to multiple professions. Students will be able to build a graduate project or thesis around their passions, interests and professional goals and will receive exceptional faculty support tailored to their needs.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Eligibility Requirements:

We use a holistic approach in giving careful consideration to all credentials in an application. Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must have at least 5 years of professional work experience and submit a letter of intent describing how the professional work experience has contributed to your ability to perform in graduate school. We admit on a rolling admission basis, so complete your application for review as early as possible.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 789 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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