Master of Arts in English / Professional Writing
Northern Arizona University

Program Details

Northern Arizona University offers an online Master of Arts in English degree with a concentration in Professional Writing.  This is the program for those interested in writing and editing in business, industry, or government.  Graduates are prepared for careers as writers, editors, and team members, working closely with engineers, scientists, healthcare professionals, and finance experts to create professional documents.  With this writing degree you will focus on the practical application of writing, learning to address real-world scenarios while integrating personal experiences and projects into assignments. 

Students will learn to write various professional documents, including:

  • Business proposals
  • Grants
  • Reports
  • Policy statements
  • Procedures


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample
  • Resume or CV

School Accreditation Statement

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