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English - Professional Writing

University of North Carolina Wilmington

48 months
18508 USD/year
18508 USD/year
4444 USD/year
Tuition fee
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English - Professional Writing program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington prepares students to analyze and address a variety of writing situations, to read texts critically, and to write in an effective, informed, and ethical manner in a range of organizational contexts.


Many courses of the English - Professional Writing program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington incorporate technologies for writing, research, and communication. This option prepares students for careers in writing, editing, and the myriad other fields that rely on written communication. 

It provides concentrated training in such areas as journalism, technical writing, business writing, and public discourse, while developing an understanding of how language shapes our world.


Skill with written communication is crucial to career advancement in business, technology fields, the sciences, and other professional environments. A graduate in any discipline who is credentialed as a professional writer has greatly increased employability. The Certificate in Professional Writing advances writing skills by providing foundational education in rhetoric, design, and editing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Writing
  • Technical Editing
  • Editing for Journalism and Mass Media
  • Digital Composing
  • Document Design 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application.
    • Non-refundable $80 application fee (check or money order in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to UNCW).
    • Essay & short answer
    • An official transcript, translated into English (translation must be certified), of grades from secondary school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9254 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    4444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2222 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 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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