The English Department’s master’s degree in professional writing has been a popular choice for many CMU staff seeking to become more effective communicators. Join us for a Master’s in Professional Writing (MAPW) Information Session on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m., to learn about pursuing this degree as a CMU employee. The MAPW teaches professional students to create and execute verbal and visual information strategies (including for print, online and social- and multi-media) and develops their skills for careers as writers, communication specialists and information designers. The next application deadline is Wednesday, March 31 and the final application deadline is Wednesday, June 30. The Department of English will be waiving the GRE requirement for applications submitted for fall 2021, fall 2022 and fall 2023.