School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Bachelor of Arts
Industry experts that will give you the advanced skills to master your profession.
As a Professional Writing major, you will develop advanced-level abilities to communicate in many forms to varied audiences from concept to delivery.
Our Professional Writing students receive individualized attention and are led by engaged faculty with years of relevant experience.
Preparation for the real world.
The Professional Writing program combines a strong background in humanities-based studies with communication courses designed to develop rhetorical and editing skills needed in a diverse array of professional fields. Students have many opportunities to work with community partners in designing and creating written products for print and digital delivery using the latest tools in the workforce. They leave Mount Ida with a professional portfolio that represents their skills, expertise, and talent that is often used when searching for jobs in writing. The program also offers two semesters of internships to ensure that our students are ready to succeed in the field.
Students seeking a degree in Professional Writing, should also avail themselves of the option for a Double Major.
Students are also encouraged to pursue a minor and/or coursework in fields such as science, business, or fashion, to tailor their expertise.
For details about the curriculum, the complete course listing, specific program requirements and expected learning outcomes please refer to the Professional Writing degree program in our College Catalog.
Program Requirements - 120-121 credits, broken out into the following categories:
- 36 credits - Program Requirements Courses
- 30-31 credits - All College Curriculum and Other Required Courses
- 54 credits - Open Electives
Here are some of the core courses you may be taking:
- PW 201 - Introduction to Professional Writing
- PW 300 - Advanced Professional Composition
- PW 360 - Computer-Aided Publishing
- MC 210 - Media Writing
- BA 205 - Business Communication
Here to teach, guide, cultivate and inspire.
As well-respected in their industries as they are in the classroom, Mount Ida’s instructors will expand your practical knowledge, challenge your thinking, and empower you to reach your potential.
To learn more about our faculty, please visit the English and Humanities faculty directory.
Assitant Professor, First-Year Writing Program
Professor Martin has taught at both small and large colleges in Boston, and trained in composition and rhetorical studies as well as literature, specializing in Romanticism and the Enlightenment. She is a lover of writing, revolution, and engaged citizenship and the ways these things continue to intersect and remain relevant in today’s cultural products. “Studying writing and literature is inherently interdisciplinary and an important part of higher education’s mission to cultivate an individual’s sense of self and ...
We assign every prospective student a dedicated admissions counselor to guide them along every step of the applications process. Our no-fee applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so there’s no better time to apply. Learn more about the process in our Admissions & Aid section.
Tuition Fees and Aid
Resident Students, 2017-2018 tuition, fees, room & board (before aid is deducted) is $49,400.
Commuter Students, 2017-2018 tuition and fees (before aid is deducted) is $35,720.
Additional information regarding the breakdown of direct, indirect costs and program fees can be found by viewing the 2017-18 Billing Guide.
*Students enrolling in the Veterinary Technology, Design and Dental Programs (excluding Pre Dental Hygiene and Degree completion) should add $1,700 for expected program expenses.
As part of our commitment to making college affordable, Mount Ida College has increased the aid we award from $12 million in 2012 to over $20 million in 2017. All new students entering in Fall 2018 are expected to receive some type of merit award, with most awards anticipated to be between $15,000 – $27,000 per year – and that’s before we award need-based aid. Visit here for more details about other costs and financial aid.
of Mount Ida students receive some form of financial aid