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Professional and Technical Writing

Youngstown State University (YSU)

48 months
Duration
14249 USD/year
14249 USD/year
8249 USD/year
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About

Professional and Technical Writing from Youngstown State University (YSU) is about the writing, editing and design of documents for businesses and organizations.

Overview

At Professional and Technical Writing from Youngstown State University (YSU) you learn how to communicate to different target audiences visually and textually through multiple print and online mediums. See what it's like to work under budgetary and timeline constraints with clients, just as you would in the business world. Deep dive into grammar, formatting and typography, and become skilled in today's most popular web and editing software.

Graduates with Professional and Technical Writing from Youngstown State University (YSU) will be able to:

  • define, state, and achieve a specific purpose and target audience, recognizing and adjusting for budgetary and timeline constraints.
  • create and implement appropriate formats and designs for specific audiences and purposes.
  • use a problem-solving approach and a variety of resources to investigate a problem, acquire and assess information, and organize it effectively.
  • design documents professionally, using appropriate technological resources, software and hardware, as well as appropriate elements of design.
  • evaluate others' writing, accept and implement the recommendations of others in revision and editing. They will edit appropriately, using conventional grammar, spelling, and diction, and they will apply the appropriate style guide.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Writing
  • Professional and Technical Writing
  • Proposal and Report Writing
  • Writing for Online Environments
  • Readings in Professional and Technical Writing
  • Principles of Linguistic Study
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English Grammar
  • Fiction Writing 
  • Poetry Writing
  • Screenwriting
  • Journalism
  • News Reporting 
  • Magazine Publishing
  • Editorial and Opinion Writing
  • News Reporting 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete online application form, please check the notes.
  • A nonrefundable $45 (US) application fee. 
  • Applicants must have graduated from high school or have successfully completed the General Education Development (GED) test to be considered for admission. 
  • Submit a high school transcript and American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores.  
  • Applicants must have a high school grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 point scale, have an ACT composite score of 17 or higher, or a combined SAT score of 920 or higher from the evidence-base writing and reading test, and the math test to be admitted unconditionally.
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
  • Photocopy of passport page showing Photo, Name, Date of Birth, citizenship, etc.
  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form
  • Supporting Financial documents, e.g. bank statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14249 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    14249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14249 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8249 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8249 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Youngstown

787 - 1299 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Updated over a year ago

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