The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Professional Writing Minor

The Minor in Professional Writing is designed for students from all areas of study across the university who are interested in writing in the professional world, academic settings, and public arenas of civic life. Our goal is to help students become reflective and articulate writers who contribute effectively to the ever-changing needs of 21st-century workplaces. Our partnerships with more than 20 workplaces in the Mansfield area are key to the program’s successful efforts on our students’ behalf.


Our students prepare to address the various kinds of digital-age writing needed by our partnering organizations, gain meaningful hands-on workplace experience, and add valuable credentials to their resumes by completing coursework and the professional writing minor's capstone internship.

Whether you are an English or communication major, or pursuing sociology, history, the sciences, or business degrees, you understand the necessity of preparing for the challenges of writing well in the contemporary workplace.

Students, learn more about the Professional Writing Minor requirements.

Workplace Partners

Our workplace partners are the backbone of the Minor in Professional Writing. Business owners, editors, and other professionals at the sites take their mentoring responsibilities seriously and, in turn, receive meaningful contributions from qualified and eager writing students. Since 2009, dozens of students have shared their talents and skills with 20+ Mansfield-area businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and university academic units. If you are interested in hosting an intern, please email Professional Writing Minor Program Coordinator Kelly Whitney (