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Professional Writing

York College of Pennsylvania

48 months
19670 USD/year
19670 USD/year
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The Professional Writing program of York College of Pennsylvania is helping aspiring writers who want to put writing skills to work.


There is a strong emphasis on the "Professional" in professional writing, as the Professional Writing program of York College of Pennsylvania focuses on developing the ability to produce the kinds of writing that are valued in fields ranging from technical and business writing, to creative writing and journalism. Hands-on experience is everywhere — you’ll want to check out our student-run literary magazines. Add specialization with our various writing tracks, such as publishing, creative writing (fiction or poetry), teaching and tutoring writing, rhetoric, or technical communication.

Your future in Professional Writing

This is excellent preparation for post-graduate studies, as well as students who want to work as writers, editors, and digital communicators. Our graduates work for the Baltimore Sun and other newspapers, the Federal Aviation Administration, Johns Hopkins University and other colleges, Johnson & Johnson, the Walt Disney Company Foundation and more. Possible careers include:

  • Advertising, business writing, technical writing, grant writing
  • Editing, freelance writing, public relations
  • Sports writing, web design, print/TV journalism
  • Law, music industry, political speech writing
  • Writing professor, and more

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods in Writing Studies
  • Rhetorical Theory 
  • Advanced Composition
  • Digital Writing: Theory and Practice
  • Document Design: Theory and Practice
  • Experiential Learning in Writing 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National students - we have ongoing enrollment available right now


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission must be submitted online
  • Official Copy of Secondary School grade report (high school transcript) along with a certified English translation if needed
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (for Non-Native English speakers)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9835 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    19670 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9835 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for York

1000 - 1500 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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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