The poetry concentration within Southern New Hampshire University's online creative writing graduate program will take you to a new level of analysis, appreciation and understanding of this art form. Foster your appreciation for verse with the inspiration, passion and creative collaboration that only a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Poetry degree can bring. The English and creative writing master's in poetry online curriculum focuses your study of literature on a genre where every word counts. Hone your understanding and your craft, unleashing your imagination to create imagery that moves and inspires.
This creative writing graduate program challenges you to gain an appreciation for how the unique craft and vision of poetry is critical to learning to think, understand and communicate with the world at large. Throughout this online program, you’ll broaden your understanding of the art of poetry and develop the skills you need to convey your vision. Upon completion of the program, you’ll develop your own manuscript of poetry, one that takes you deep into subjects and themes that matter to you.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master’s in English and creative writing 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.
While a master's from our creative writing graduate program in poetry is valuable in and of itself, it can also be of benefit for many professional paths. You can explore careers in creative writing, advertising, journalism, publishing and copywriting. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of writers and authors is expected to grow by 8% through 2026.*
The creative writing graduate program exposes you to powerful examples of compelling poetry and provides you with an outlet to experiment and refine your skills. Courses are taught by instructors and writers with deep insight 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.