TYPE: Major/Minor
DEPARTMENTS: World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department , Writing and Library Science Department

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior's online writing degree pairs in-depth courses in creative writing with professional and applied writing courses, enabling students to further develop their love for writing and hone their craft, while also building the foundation for a successful writing career. All advanced online writing courses are taught by fulltime faculty, all of whom actively publish in their fields.


Benefit from a flexible, 100 percent online program that fits busy lives. Online students can also choose to take some courses on-campus to fit their schedule.

Instructors are experienced in online learning and integrate video and other learning modes into the curriculum. Small class sizes allow for high student/faculty interaction and mentoring.

Creative Writing

UW-Superior's writing program has a robust creative writing component, including courses in:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Cross-genre
  • Nonfiction and memoir
  • Nature writing

Professional and Applied Writing

UW-Superior's writing program is dedicated to opening students’ minds to the many different writing career opportunities within multiple industries, including courses in:

  • Persuasive writing
  • Writing for advocacy
  • Social media writing
  • Technical writing
  • Web writing  

This program requires the completion of a minor to further develop students’ professional writing niche.

Students take a capstone course where they put together their online writing portfolio and prepare for the job search and/or graduate school application process. Online writing students can also choose to participate in internships for credit from any location.

Career Opportunities

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of writers and authors to grow 2 percent through 2024. As writing applies to all industries, graduates of the UW-Superior online writing program gain an upper-hand in the job market. You can open the doors to many career possibilities to become a:

  • Book reviewer
  • Copy editor
  • Creative writer
  • Editor
  • Freelance writer
  • Grant writer
  • Journalist
  • Magazine columnist/writer
  • Marketing associate
  • Multimedia writer
  • Public relations specialist
  • Publications coordinator
  • Publisher’s representative
  • Social media specialist
  • Technical writer


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