For Current Students
Can I change my concentration after I have been accepted to the MAPW program?
Yes. To officially change your concentration, refer to Changing Concentrations.
How do I register for classes?
Prior to the start of registration, students who are accepted into the MAPW program will receive instructions via e-mail from the registrar about how to register for classes. To register, students log on to Owl Express using their Net ID and password and navigate through the registration menu.
To view an up-to-date list of course offerings, refer to KSU's Dynamic Course Schedule.
To view key dates for registration, refer to the Academic Calendar.
Does the MAPW Program offer any study abroad opportunities?
Yes. For more information, refer to Study Abroad .
Does the MAPW Program offer any internship opportunities?
Yes. For more information, refer to Practical Internships.
What is Directed Study?
Directed Study is an intensive, advanced investigation of selected topics deriving from individual course of study. The content will be determined jointly by the instructor, the student, and the student's advisor. The proposed course of study must be submitted to the Graduate Director by a deadline published each term for approval.
For more information, refer to Directed Study.
Where can I find the required form to request Directed Study?
Refer to Directed Study Forms to download the approval form.
What are the requirements for the Capstone Project?
The Capstone project is designated as a thesis, portfolio or practicum and is accompanied by a rationale for its purpose and design that involves electronic and/or print media and is relevant to the student's concentration in professional writing. After submitting an approved capstone proposal, the candidate works under the direction and advice of two faculty members to produce the project. The candidate must submit the capstone project at least two weeks before either:
The candidate will consult with the capstone committee members about which option to choose.
For more detailed information, refer to MAPW Capstone Project.
When should I submit my Capstone proposal?
Before beginning work on the capstone project, you must prepare a proposal and have it approved by the two faculty members who will be your committee members. You must have the proposal approved and the cover sheet signed by both committee members prior to registering for the capstone project. It is strongly recommended to plan well in advance to ensure that committee members are available to help with the project.
For more information, refer to Capstone Project Proposal.
Where can I find the forms needed for my Capstone Project?
Refer to Capstone Project Proposal to download the forms for the Capstone Project.
What is the KSU Capstone Showcase?
Because public reading is a crucial dimension of the writing life, the MAPW program provides students with the opportunity to present their Capstone projects to the public. At the KSU Capstone Showcase, each student is given ten minutes, including the introduction from a committee member, to present. The audience includes KSU administrators (Vice-Presidents, Deans, Department Chairs), spouses, parents, friends, and children. Each student should seek guidance from the committee members about how to choose an excerpt from the project that would be appropriate and about how to prepare for the presentation.
For more information, refer to MAPW Capstone Showcase.
When should I petition to graduate?
MAPW candidates must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of program requirements. Before MAPW students can petition to graduate, they must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
For more information, refer to Graduation.
To view the deadlines to petition to graduate, refer to the Academic Calendar.
Where can I find the forms to petition to graduate?
Refer to Graduation to download the required form.