Johns Hopkins University

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences - Advanced Academic Programs

Master of Arts in Science Writing


1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Science Writing

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Science Writing is a flexible, part-time program of online classes and face-to-face residencies, infused with the prestige, quality and value of Johns Hopkins University. Journalism, Creative Writing, Communication and Multimedia Skills to Write or Edit on Science, Medicine, Technology, Health, or Nature From a flower’s delicate petal to a galaxy’s distant glow, science writing explores and explains how our world works. The best science writing inspires a deeper understanding, a sense of wonder or a need to act. The online / low-residency Science Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University strives to guide the next generation of writers and editors who will help us learn how increasingly complex science, medicine and technology affect our lives. Students choose from a nine-course Master of Arts or a five-course Graduate Certificate. Others may seek only a course or two of interest. Brief, exciting Residency courses provide face-to-face study to complement the group interaction of our engaging online classrooms. Because most of our MA students have jobs or other obligations, the program’s flexible part-time format allows degree completion in 18 months to five years.


All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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