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English Studies - Professional Writing and Journalism, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
A writing degree from La Roche University prepares you for careers in public relations, business communications and publications, advertising, writing, journalism and technical writing.
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You need to acquire practical experience. You need to immerse yourself in a challenging and rewarding academic program. You need opportunities to succeed. And you need to work closely with faculty dedicated to their craft and committed to your success.You’ll find all of that and more at La Roche University. Our Professional Writing and Journalism Program is specially crafted to prepare you for life after college.

Career-Focused Curriculum

La Roche’s program represents a unique and highly competitive opportunity, especially when you compare it to other writing programs offered by similar schools in Western Pennsylvania. Professional Writing and Journalism students receive training in several critical areas, including:

  • Journalism
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Business communication
  • Technical writing
  • Creative writing
  • Writing for broadcast and social media
The program also gives you exposure to photography and publication design – two skills that, in concert with writing abilities, help to develop a well-rounded and marketable graduate. 

Professional Component

You have the ability to take ownership of your program at La Roche. The major’s professional focus is similar to a self-designed minor that you can tailor to your needs and interests. You’ll identify an academic area of interest that will become your professional focus.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date We did our best, but couldn't find the next application deadline and start date information online.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Communications
  • Technical Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • Writing for Advertising
  • Writing for broadcast & social media

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Apply Online  or Printable Application
  • Secondary/High School Transcript and Diploma (with notarized English translation)
  • National Exam Scores, if applicable
  • Post-secondary Academic Transcript, if applicable (with notarized English translation)
  • International Student Agreement
  • Affidavit of Support - signed your financial sponsor
  • Official Recent Bank Statement of Sponsor
  • Bank statement must be dated within 12 months of the planned semester start date
  • Final balance on the bank statement should document the financial capability of your sponsor to cover at least one academic year of estimated expenses
  • Bank statement should document the currency of the account
  • Copy of Passport Photo Page
  • $50 Application Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28614 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28614 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28614 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28614 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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