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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Program in Professional Writing

North Dartmouth, MA

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University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Overview

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / Program in Professional Writing is located in North Dartmouth, MA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Postbaccalaureate Certificate)
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 6
Doctoral Degrees 0
Other Advanced Degrees 0

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Thesis

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

11
Applied
9
Accepted
6
Enrolled
82%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, writing samples (minimum of 10 pages of writing)
Additional Entrance Requirements Statement of purpose (minimum of 300 words), resume, official transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

21
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 90%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.76%
Unknown 4.76%

Gender

Male (23%)
Female (76%)

Faculty

51
Total faculty
Full-time - 35
Part-time - 16
Male (18)
Female (33)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Digital literacies; rhetoric of popular culture; discourse analysis; technology transfer, movement of intellectual property from university or lab to industry, rhetoric of science and technology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
347,000

Location & Contact

Address 285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth, MA  02747-2300
United States
Contact Karen Gulbrandsen
Graduate Program Director, Professional Writing
Email: kgulbrandsen@umassd.edu
Phone: 508-910-6932

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