The Professional Writing student will have to endure a litany of questions throughout his or her college career: “What’s Professional Writing?”, “Is that, like, journalism?”, “So, are you trying to be an author?”. By the time you’re a senior, you will most likely have answered these questions ad nauseam, particularly the claim that your degree pertains to writing creative fiction novels; however, as the twilight of your college years inevitably approaches, an heretofore unasked question will certainly be queried: “Are you going to grad school?”
Continuing one’s education past the Bachelor threshold is a tumultuous and costly undertaking, but for some students, earning that Master’s degree allows one better opportunities which, conceivably, yield a higher salary. Yet, most people associate graduate school with technical, medical, and selective liberal arts disciplines. This leaves many publishing, technical writing, programming, and visual design students wondering whether or not furthering their education is advantageous to their career.
Rest easy, writers: plenty of graduate school options are available for the undertaking. Here is a list of schools that provide a graduate program for students interested in publishing, visual design, marketing, and other Professional Writing-esque skills. If you’re wondering whether or not continuing your education past the Bachelor degree, consult this list and research carefully.