Master of Arts in Science Writing
Johns Hopkins University

Program Details

Talented writers can turn the science behind our world—and even the universe—into compelling stories. Cultivate your ability to bring scientific discoveries to a bigger audience with the Master of Arts in Science Writing program from Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Programs division.

The MA in Science Writing program includes 8 online courses and an on-site residency, providing valuable field immersion opportunities. During previous field residencies, students have visited Bar Harbor, Maine; Dublin, Ireland; and Missoula, Montana.

Prepare to follow JHU’s alumni into successful careers writing for some of the world’s most recognized publications, including National Geographic, Smithsonian, The New York Times, and Esquire. They also write for organizations like the American Red Cross, AARP, and The Nature Conservancy. Not only that, but the MA in Science Writing helps you develop technical writing talents. According to Burning Glass, the median salary for this role was $78,000 in 2021.

JHU’s MA in Science Writing program blends science journalism with creative writing. You can build creative nonfiction chops to tell science stories that leap off the page. While improving your craft, you’ll learn from practicing authors, editors, reporters, artists, and scientists with experience across the publishing world.

JHU offers 3 entry terms—during the spring, summer, and fall—and you can finish in 16 to 36 months. Learn more today.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Johns Hopkins University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • One on-site residency is required.