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Masters in Creative Writing

  1. cindyvine profile image88
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Does anybody know of a good and affordable online Masters of Creative Writing Course they can recommend?  I'm ready to do my masters but don't want to do it in education, would rather do it in something I love.

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      Leta Sposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      So many universities and colleges offer online MFA's now.  I mean, many.  You might just want to check out a college you like and see if they offer a degree like that.

      I do know somebody who wound up publishing a book who got her MFA from Vermont College--they offer a low residency MFA:

      http://www.vermontcollege.edu/

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      C. C. Riterposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Come to me and I'll learn ya a thing or two and then I'll print out a master's degree in anything ya want. I am an official Master Brisketeer ya know, and I can make the the 2nd one since I stand alone and created the dam thing.

      1. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
        GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Haha C.C. You should never pass up true higher education...

        "There's a time and place for everything and it's called College."

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    isis_dreams2002posted 8 years ago

    try universalclasses.com  i have completed some creative writing courses there as well as others they might have somethings there or if not you can contact them and they might be able to help

  3. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
    GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago

    Captain Obvious has mastered the art of useless comments. wink

    Hey man, that's my job.

    G|M

  4. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    Stanford University has some: http://csp.stanford.edu/onlinewriting/

  5. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
    GeneriqueMediaposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the tips, ladies!

    1. Shirley Anderson profile image84
      Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome!  I did a hub about online writing courses.  Stanford should be a good one, but it's pricier than ones such as Long Ridge and Writer's Digest.

  6. calebd profile image60
    calebdposted 8 years ago

    UBC, where I did my undergrad BFA, has a distance-ed creative writing program. I'm currently doing my MFA in Creative Writing. The ones I'm familiar with are UBC, Godard and Benington. They're all fairly reputable.

    This is from Seth Abramson's MFA blog

    Antioch University
    Los Angeles, CA
    http://www.antiochla.edu/programs_mfa.shtml
    MFA, 2-3 years in Poetry, Fiction and Non Fiction (A dual concentration is available)

    Antioch College, McGregor
    Yellow Springs, Ohio
    http://www.mcgregor.edu/ilps/cw/index.html
    MFA in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, playwriting, or screenwriting

    Bennington College
    Bennington, VT
    http://www.bennington.edu/graduate/low_ … y/menu.htm
    MFA, 2 years in poetry, fiction or non-fiction

    British Columbia
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    http://www.creativewriting.ubc.ca/programs/lowres.cfm
    MFA, 2 or more years, fiction, poetry, or non-fiction

    Carlow College
    Pittsburgh, PA and Carlow, Ireland
    http://gradstudies.carlow.edu/mfa_writing.html
    MFA, two and a half years (36 degree hours) in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction

    University of Denver
    Denver, Colorado
    http://www.universitycollege.du.edu/pro … ePlanID=42
    A Certificate of Advanced Study in fiction, poetry or non-fiction

    Fairleigh Dickinson
    Madison, NJ
    http://alpha.fdu.edu/becton/writeMFA/overview.html
    MFA, two or more years, in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction

    Goddard College
    Plainfield, VT
    http://www.goddard.edu/academic/MFAcreativewriting.html
    MFA, two or more years (48 degree hours) in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, playwriting, screenwriting, or cross genre.

    Goucher College
    Baltimore, MD
    http://www.goucher.edu/mfa/index.cfm
    MFA, two or more years (36 degree hours) in creative nonfiction

    Lancaster University
    Lancaster, UK
    http://www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/cw/ma1dist.htm
    M.A. in Creative Writing. Distance Learning.
    Note: This is not your average graduate program. You’ll have to visit the site to see what I mean. Definitely interesting.

    Lesley University
    Cambridge, MA
    http://www.lesley.edu/gsass/creative_writing/
    MFA, two-years in poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and children's literature.

    Murray State University
    Murray, KY
    http://www.murraystate.edu/chfa/english/mfa/
    MFA, two years or more years (48 degree hours) in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

    Naropa University
    Boulder, CO
    http://www.naropa.edu/mfaonline/
    MFA, three years (49 degree hours) in creative writing (no concentration).

    University of Nebraska
    Omaha, NE
    http://avalon.unomaha.edu/unmfaw/
    MFA, two or more years (60 degree hours) in fiction, poetry, or nonfiction

    New England College
    Henniker, NH
    http://www.nec.edu/graduate/mfa/mfa.html
    MFA, three years (64 degree hours) in poetry.

    New Orleans University
    New Orleans, LA
    http://lowres.uno.edu/lowres.htm
    MFA, two to four years (45 degree hours) in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting.
    Other: Has an interesting study-abroad program in Spain, France, and Italy.

    Pacific University (aka Mountain Writers Series)
    Forest Grove, OR
    http://www.pacificu.edu/as/mfa/index.cfm
    MFA, two to three years in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

    Pacific Lutheran University, (aka The Rainier Writing Workshop)
    Tacoma, WA
    http://www.plu.edu/~mfa/
    MFA, three years in fiction, poetry, and non fiction.

    Queens University of Charlotte
    Charlotte, NC
    http://www.queens.edu/graduate/programs … riting.asp
    MFA, two years in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

    Seattle Pacific University
    Seattle, WA
    http://www.spu.edu/prospects/grad/acade … /index.asp
    MFA, three or more years (64 degree hours) in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
    Other: The program seeks writers who with to “place their work within the larger context of the Judeo-Christian tradition of faith.”

    Seton Hill – popular fiction
    Greensburg, PA
    http://www.setonhill.edu/academics/wpf_ … m?ACID=102
    M.A. in Writing Popular Fiction, two years (36 degree hours) with concentrations in mystery, romance, science fiction, horror, fantasy, and children and adolescent fiction.

    University of Southern Maine, (aka Stonecoast)
    Portland, ME
    http://www.usm.maine.edu/stonecoastmfa/
    MFA, two years (60 degree hours) in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and popular fiction.

    Spalding University
    Louisville, Kentucky
    http://www.spalding.edu/mfa
    MFA, two or more years (64 degree hours) in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, writing for children, playwriting/screenwriting

    Vermont College
    Montpelier, VT
    http://www.tui.edu/prospective/ma/defau … nk=K.2.2.3
    MFA in Writing, two years, 64 degree hours, in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
    MFA in Children’s Fiction, two years, 64 degree hours

    Warnborough University, UK
    Warnborough University is incorporated in the Republic of Ireland as an independent global university for onsite and distance learning.
    http://www.warnborough.edu/faculties/arts/mcreative.htm
    M.A. in Creative Writing, two years (40 degree hours), in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or playwriting.
    MFA, two or more years (80 degree hours), in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or playwriting.
    Ph.D. in Creative Writing in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or playwriting.
    Note 1: Students may study in more than one genre.
    Note 2: The program is distance-learning, rather than low-residency.

    Warren Wilson College
    Asheville, NC
    http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~mfa/
    MFA, two years, in fiction and poetry

    Western Connecticut State University.
    Danbury, CT
    https://www.wcsu.edu/english/mfa/
    MFA in Professional Writing. Two years.
    Note: The program offers study in multiple genres.

    Whidbey Writers Workshop
    Whidbey Island, WA
    http://www.writeonwhidbey.org/mfa/index.htm
    MFA. Children's literature, creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.
    Note: “Students may work at their own pace, taking from two to six years to complete the program.”

    Wilkes University
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    http://www.wilkes.edu/creativewriting/default.asp
    MFA, two years (30 degree hour) in fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, and creative nonfiction.

    1. Sufidreamer profile image81
      Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I can vouch for Lancaster as an excellent university, although I am not sure about the creative writing course.

  7. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    I couldn't find the words to describe how happy I was to pass my Creative Writing Course.

  8. cindyvine profile image88
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for all the info guys, will check some of them out!

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    sarah1217posted 8 years ago

    There's a website called www.gradinsider.com where you can do an advanced search for graduate creative writing programs by genre, low or full residency, country, etc.  There's a bunch of student reviews for a bunch of the writing programs, a lot of which I think are pretty useful for prospective students.

  10. cindyvine profile image88
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Sarah, will check it out

  11. adjunct profile image76
    adjunctposted 8 years ago

    I have an MFA in Creative Writing. The two years it took me to earn it at what used to be Vermont College were full of hard work, but I enjoyed every minute of it. I now teach online full time as a result of earning this degree.

    Thanks!

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