Literature has long been a source of inspiration, both for readers and writers. Find your voice with Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction online degree. This English and creative writing graduate program fosters your imagination and creativity with a perfect balance of critical analysis and craft. Your knowledge will grow beyond a basic understanding of plot building, narrative voice and character as you push your creative boundaries. Hone your craft for the kind of fiction you want to bring to life - novels, short stories, children's literature and more.
The art of storytelling runs perennially through history and society and is critical to cross-cultural communication. In SNHU's MA in Creative Writing online degree program, you’ll study the work of published writers to help you develop your own creative writing skills. You’ll also focus on why authors do what they do and how they do it to develop a deeper understanding of fiction in all of its forms, all while writing your own works of fiction. At the culmination of your coursework, you’ll create your own manuscript and apply what you've learned about your own creative voice. Put pen to paper and tell your tale.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your MA in creative writing online at SNHU include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our 5 graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit a personal statement. Students with an undergraduate GPA below 2.75 are eligible for provisional acceptance. Based on your educational background, some Master of Arts provisional students may be required to take SNHU 501 – Introduction to Graduate Studies – which will provide students with the scholarly tools to be successful in their Master of Arts program of study.
The MA in Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction can lead to numerous career opportunities. This program does more than just expose you to literature and help you develop new writing skills. You can apply the communications skills you gain to any profession, from journalism to marketing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of writers and authors is expected to grow by 8% through 2026.*
The MA in Creative Writing curriculum exposes you to powerful examples of compelling fiction writing and provides an outlet to experiment and refine your skills. Courses are taught by accomplished instructors with deep insights into the field.
Total Credits: 36
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
$150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.