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Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Arts
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program prepares individuals for careers in editing, publishing, public relations, script writing, web content development, speech writing, grant writing, and more. Choose from two tracks that include 1) Creative Writing or 2) Professional Writing. The Creative Writing track focuses on developing skills to express thoughts and feelings in an imaginative way. The Professional Writing track focuses on preparing a professional portfolio that explores writing for corporations and nonprofits.

Program Locations

  • Metropolitan State University, St Paul Campus 55106

Labor Market Information

  • Writers and Authors

  • Median wage: $26.95/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Proofreaders and Copy Markers

  • Median wage: $17.07/hour
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Editors

  • Median wage: $25.05/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • College English Language Teachers

  • Median wage: $56,874/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Metropolitan State University
Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Toll-Free: (844) 456-3876 Local: (651) 793-1302 TTY: (651) 772-7687 Email: