Creative Writing Graduate Certificate (online)

Graduate Certificate
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In Short

Gain a rigorous background in the fundamentals of creative writing with our 100% online graduate certificate.

New Program - Begins Fall 2022

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Certificate Overview

The 12 credit graduate certificate in Creative Writing is designed for students looking to:

  • prepare their creative writing for publication.
  • prepare materials to apply to MFA or PhD programs.
  • learn about the marketplace for creative writing.
  • become a member of a writing community and to gain valuable experience from working with actively publishing professional writers.

The program offers courses in poetry and prose throughout the year, and during the summer. Although you can complete the program in as little as one year, you have six years to complete the program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates could get a job as an editor, freelance writer, novelist, or professor, or they could pursue an MFA or doctoral program. 

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Curriculum and Other Information

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:

  • An official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 10 page sample of creative writing
  • Graduate application and fee

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