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Professional Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cortland, NY, United States
Open the doors to a range of exciting careers with a Professional Writing degree from Suny Cortland. You’ll be prepared with a strong technical foundation and communication skills, while also realizing your creative potential. As a confident and well-trained communicator, you’ll have an edge over your peers in the job market.
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Overview

Upon successful completion of this Professional Writing program at Suny Cortland, students will be able to:

  • Construct a sustained and persuasive interpretive or analytical scholarly argument.
  • Engage with the writing process through planning, drafting, reviewing, revising, and critiquing documents.
  • Recognize their individual agency as rhetors as well as their embeddedness in larger social, material, and discursive systems.

Career Potential

  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Web Designer
  • Communications Manager
  • Marketer
  • Grant Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Scientific Writer
  • Medical Writer
  • Creative Writer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Digital Writing with Data 
  • Revising and Editing 
  • Rhetoric 
  • Internship in Professional Writing 
  • Senior Seminar in Professional Writing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    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:

    6.5

    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

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 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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