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Professional and New Media Writing (M.A.)

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A new Master of Arts (MA) in Professional and New Media Writing will launch at ESU in Fall 2014.

Would you like to work on that coveted master’s degree in professional writing without having to be on campus all the time?

Would you like to do your work from the comfort of home or office?

Would an online master’s degree, combined with your experience, open up new doors to supervisory and other high-paying roles?

ESU’s new MA in Professional and New Media Writing may be the perfect choice for you.

Why pursue a master’s degree in Professional and New Media Writing?

If you are already working, the MA can be the ticket to moving up the ladder. A master’s degrees can earn you a promotion or better title, more responsibility, and better pay. Many employers will even help you foot the bill for continuing education.

Why pursue a degree from East Stroudsburg University?

ESU is uniquely positioned geographically to give students easy access to major cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore, where professional writing careers in various fields are plentiful. Plus, ESU’s MA in Professional and New Media Writing is unique among writing graduate programs in the area, offering creative writing, literary, and journalistic components and a fast-track to completion with just 30 credits. And ESU’s graduate tuition is extremely competitive in this area.

Why should I consider an online graduate program?

If you’ve ever taken an online course, you already know the answer: convenience. You can access your courses anytime you need to, and you can even participate in live, video-conferenced seminars. Don’t quit your day job; just quit putting off your graduate degree. Call ESU today, or visit our Web page at

How long will it take?

Graduate school is an individual pursuit, and everyone’s path will be different. However, ESU’s MA in P&NMW is structured to make your path to success speedy: just 30 credit hours. Assuming a full-time course load of 9 hours per semester, you could easily graduate in four semesters.

How much will it cost?

As of the 2013–14 school year, tuition for one graduate hour is just $442.00 for PA residents, $663.00 for out-of-state residents. Considering the 30-hour requirement for graduation, the cost of attending ESU is a very manageable investment in your future.

Please explore the links at left for information on degree requirements, course descriptions, program faculty, and application requirements.

What if I just need some graduate credits?

Are you a professional educator looking to meet state requirements for continuing education or Highly Qualified Teacher status? (See here for PA requirements; your state's guidelines may vary.) The ESU MA in PNMW offers graduate courses in writing and research that can help you reach your goals as an educator. You need not be accepted to the MA program to take graduate courses.

How do I apply?

If you wish to apply to the Graduate School for the M.A. Program, go here.

If you wish to apply to take courses without being accepted to the M.A. program, go here.

What is the application deadline?

Although submitting your application materials before July 31 is ideal, we are accepting applications for the M.A. in PNMW throughout this summer. Become a part of the first cohort of this exciting new program!