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Writing (Professional), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #701 (QS) Worcester, MA, United States
No matter the industry, communication is key. The Writing (Professional) program of Worcester Polytechnic Institute prepares students to become professionals who can translate technological knowledge and discoveries into accessible, meaningful information for the public.
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You have the option to major in Writing (Professional) or pursue a double major in the areas of science, engineering, or management. Your classes will include coursework in a wide variety of different writing styles and outlets to learn how to most effectively apply your skills to help solve real-world problems.

The program is designed so that you may pursue a double major, and offers flexibility so that you can tailor a path toward your own individual career aspirations and goals.

Project-based Learning

At Worcester Polytechnic Institute, projects are at the heart of our curriculum. Our dedication to project-based learning provides opportunities for hands-on experiences, and will teach you to manage your time and how to work most effectively with a team. Through your project-based work—documentaries, cartography projects, plays, and musical endeavors—you’ll learn how you and your career can have an effect on society’s great challenges.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • You’ll benefit from coursework in writing and rhetoric, technical and digital communication, scientific and medical writing, and culture studies. Because of said coursework, you’ll have a significant scientific or technical concentration that will set you apart from graduates of most liberal arts institutions.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Complete your application through the Common Application
  • School transcript
  • School counselor letter of recommendation
  • Teacher letter of recommendation (math or science teacher preferred)
  • Submit Test Scores (optional)
  • Personal interviews in support of your application are available on-campus and in a limited number of cities around the world
  • In addition to the regular application process, international (non-immigrant) students must meet certain standards, including proof of English proficiency and financial documentation, to join WPI

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    53100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 53100 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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