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Medical Writing and Editing

How to Apply for Medical Writing and Editing

Students are encouraged to submit their application two months prior to the start of classes. Once students are accepted into the program, they can begin taking courses immediately. Course registration closes seven days before the start of any class.

A bachelor’s degree is required.

Applicants must submit

  • Completed online application
  • $40 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Personal statement
  • Current resume or CV


Students may take one course without applying to the program.

Members of related professional associations such as the American Medical Writers Association, Council of Science Editors, National Association of Science Writers, International Society of Managing and Technical Editors, Editorial Freelancers Association, and Independent Writers of Chicago as well as BELS certified editors qualify for a 10% discount when able to provide proof of current, valid membership. The professional membership discount is not available for online registration. Please call 773.702.1722 to register. If you are a member of an organization not listed above, please contact