North Dartmouth, MA
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
71%
29%
student ratio
14
total students
Tuition Cost Not Reported
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
Rolling
fall application deadline
77%
acceptance rate
2 Degrees Offered
degrees offered

Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Writing Postbaccalaureate Certificate
      Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 5
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis or portfolio
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

77% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 9
    • Accepted 7
    • Acceptance Rate 77
    • Enrolled 3
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesMAT or GRE, statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and official transcripts, writing samples (minimum of 10 pages)
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced Degreesstatement of purpose (minimum of 3 pages in length), resume, official transcripts
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 533 paper based, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMarch 1
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students14
    • Female Percentage71%
    • Male Percentage29%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students14
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Full-time Percentage50%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian86%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races7%
    • Unknown or International Student7%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty50
    • Full-time Percentage70%
    • Part-time Percentage30%
    • Female Percentage64%
    • Male Percentage36%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchRhetoric/communication studies, ethnic literature, women writers, pedagogy, journalism and related nonfiction, public relations, emerging media; technical, professional and political communication; discourse analysis
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$354,000

Location & Contact

Program in Professional Writing

College of Arts and Sciences
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300
United States

Jerry Blitefield

Graduate Program Director, Professional Writing

Phone: 508-999-8270
Email: jblitefield@umassd.edu

Steven Briggs

Director of Marketing and Recruitment for Graduate Studies

Phone: 508-999-8604
Fax: 508-999-8183
Email: graduate@umassd.edu

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