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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Students in the Professional Writing program at Valparaiso University must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. in addition to the requirements for the major. 

This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical-thinking skills while introducing the student to global cultures and traditions. 

Career Paths

Many careers are open to students who graduate with a major in English. Medical and law schools appreciate a strong background in English. Top business executives want associates who are skilled at oral and written expression.  

Communications specialists in all fields require excellent analytic, research, and writing skills, as well as proficiency in digital and social media.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    The Office of Undergraduate Admission has a rolling admission deadline. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gateways to Interpretation
  • Introduction to Business and Professional Writing
  • Grammar, Style, and Editing
  • Advanced Writing and Rhetoric
  • Multimedia Writing and Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    75

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A copy of your passport
    • An official copy of your high school transcripts, with an English translation if they are in another language
    • Test Scores and Proof of English Proficiency

    You can enroll as an undergraduate if you:

    • Earned or will earn a high school diploma
    • Submit your high school and/or college transcripts
    • Submit your SAT and/or ACT scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40520 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 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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