48 months
46870 USD/year
46870 USD/year
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The Writing programme of Coe College is ideal preparation for further graduate study, a professional writing career or a career in any profession that requires critical thinking and clear expression.


Students of Writing programme of Coe College study and practice a wide variety of nonfiction forms, including:

  • journalism, both print and online
  • professional writing, including reports, promotional materials, and writing for social media
  • technical writing and information design
  • creative nonfiction, including personal essays, memoirs, nature writing, and travel literature
  • criticism and advocacy writing

Key facts:

The Writing major at Coe draws much of its strength from being embedded in a vital and diverse campus-wide writing culture. Known across the country for its writing-across-the curriculum program and outstanding Writing Center, Coe offers many opportunities for writing majors and minors to be involved in writing outside the classroom:

  • writing for or editing one of the seven student publications on campus
  • conversing with peers about writing projects at the largest undergraduate writing center in the nation, the Coe Writing Center
  • submitting written work for the many writing awards and prizes offered at Coe
  • taking a writing or publishing internship during a New York, Washington or Chicago term
  • interning with a local writing or communication company right here in Cedar Rapids

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Speaking
  • Creative Nonfiction and American Culture
  • Rhetorical Theory & Practice
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • The Essay
  • Professional Writing
  • Technical Writing and Information Design
  • Environmental Rhetoric
  • Persuasion
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Advanced Writing Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Coe College Application or Common Application
  • Official results of the SAT or ACT*
  • Official high school transcript**
  • Admission recommendation (optional for students who meet Coe's minimum academic standards) 
  • Personal essay (optional for students who meet Coe's minimum academic standards)

Tuition Fee

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    46870 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 46870 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    46870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46870 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Cedar Rapids

895 - 1290 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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