Write your story

Make your words work for you with a professional writing degree

Did you know writing is a foundational, portable skill and your competitive edge in the workplace? If you want to be marketable and successful, choose a professional writing degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

  • Our students walk into a job interview with a portfolio of professional-quality work
  • Professors with extensive writing experience help you become a technical and creative writer with the skills employers need in a digital workplace
  • Our professional writing majors gain real-world experience through partnerships our innovative professors have formed in the community
  • Students benefit from a network of alumni who are enjoying success as professional writers

Clarity. Certainty. Savings.

SMWC has taken the guesswork and confusion out of paying for college with the SMWC Tuition Guarantee.

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$10 million in scholarships

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Internship success

Check out a Woods Online professional writing major’s once-in-a-lifetime internship in France!

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There’s nothing like it anywhere in the world

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is home to historic architecture, the shrine of the United States’ 8th Catholic saint, a bustling sports and recreation center, and a community of people who want to see you succeed.

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So much to do

Clubs, sports, choir and band concerts, art exhibits, speakers and more will keep your spare time chock-full of fun and friendships.

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Our values

We follow in the footsteps of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin in all that we do as we work to live out values of social justice, spirituality, sustainability and gender equity.

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Prepare for your future

A professional writing degree prepares you for jobs in:

  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Grant writing
  • Editing

Combine with graphic design and turn yourself into a web designer. Add a biology major and head down the path of a science journalist. If teaching is your passion, add education and impact the lives of future generations! Whatever path you choose, the fundamental skills you’ll gain from SMWC will serve you well.