Professional Writing, M.P.W.

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Minimum Total Hours: Graduate Project - 32

Program Code: M795

Required Courses

Required Courses
JMC 5514Writing the Novel-Graduate4
JMC 5734Writing the Screenplay4
JMC 5594Writing the Commercial Nonfiction Book4
Core Courses
Choose one of the following:3
Readings in Mass Communication
Conceptual Issues in Graduate Study in Journalism and Mass Comm
Mass Communication Theory
Introduction to Research Methods in Mass Communication
Choose 9-12 hours of graduate electives in Professional Writing9-12
Choose 3-6 hours of graduate electives in outside supporting areas3-6
Graduate Project
JMC 5880Graduate Project2-4
Total Credit Hours32

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.