Master’s Degrees and Graduate Certificates in the Arts, Communication, and Writing

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Advance Your Craft and Career—Online or On Campus

Build an empowering skill set to further your career in the field that aligns with your interests. With Johns Hopkins University’s Advanced Academic Programs division, you can experience a respected education in a flexible format that fits around your work and family commitments.

Study online or on campus as you pursue a graduate degree or certificate in:

  • Communication
  • Liberal Arts
  • Science Writing
  • Writing
  • Writing Education

Johns Hopkins thoughtfully developed each program to provide engaging learning experiences online and on campus. Learn directly from accomplished instructors and collaborate with students from around the world to gain career-ready knowledge and skills.

Get a Prestigious Education on a Flexible Schedule

The part-time and full-time formats make it easier to learn and meet your professional and personal commitments. Plus, our online and on-campus options balance flexibility, meaningful interaction, and high-quality coursework.

Benefit from innovative instruction led by experts in writing, communication, and liberal arts. By graduation, you will gain practical and applied knowledge to advance your career.

Earn an empowering graduate degree or certificate from a top-10 university on the list of the best national universities by U.S. News & World Report.

Engage with instructors and classmates as you work toward a degree or certificate. This collaborative interaction prepares you to apply what you learn in your career.

Online and Campus-Based Graduate Programs

Earn a graduate-level credential to advance your craft and career.

Develop practical and applied knowledge by learning from social scientists who specialize in effective communication. Join us online or on campus to explore real-life communication issues, gain relevant communication skills, and build a strong portfolio. Throughout this program, industry experts present real-world lessons, experiences, and best practices to better prepare you for success in your career and in life.

This master’s degree program prepares the next generation of science writers and editors to navigate the increasingly complex fields of medicine and technology. Join us online to explore how to write clearly about complicated science issues that impact everyday life.

Develop as a writing educator by studying theories and best practices, while exploring your own writing. This online program also provides a forum where you can learn alongside other teachers while addressing individual needs and exploring personal experiences and interests.

Develop the tools to develop your writing craft as you learn from professional writers through this intensive, workshop-focused program. You can choose a concentration in fiction or nonfiction for a learning experience that is tailored to your career goals. The program offers a variety of writing electives and workshop course options, including travel writing, poetry, memoir, and experimental fiction.

The structure of the MLA encourages the curiosity, passion, and diversity of its students. Engage with a community of scholars who embrace interdisciplinary studies to help broaden your understanding of the world — and your place within it. Design your learning experience by choosing from diverse electives in literature, history, and religion. You can study online or on campus.

Our graduate certificate program is based on the belief that successful science writers require a working knowledge of diverse skills, from journalism and communication to multimedia and the literary arts.

With this graduate certificate program, teachers at all levels and in all disciplines engage in online coursework to master writing instruction.