Creative Writing masters program

Enroll in the only program where your work is reviewed by an outside editor, agent or producer.

In our Creative Writing program you will work with a community of professional writers to learn the craft and business of writing. Earn your M.A. and M.F.A. online with limited campus residencies.



Creative Nonfiction Documentary Films
Fiction Playwriting
Publishing Screenwriting

Write your story in any form. From literary fiction to Sci-Fi to thriller to YA to biography.


Creative Writing Program highlights:


Online with eight-day campus residencies in January and June


Residencies include workshops, readings and meetings with writers

Meet with agents and editors to learn the business of writing

All M.A. work reviewed by an outside agent, editor or producer

Bachelor's degree in any field considered for admission

M.A. completion in 18 months; M.F.A. completion in an additional 12 months

Start the program on either the Wilkes campus or in Mesa, Arizona


Creative Writing Admission Requirements:

Application and $35 application fee

Official transcripts for all college work

Writing samples and a personal essay


Creative Writing faculty and advisory board members include:

Beverly Donofrio  |   Toi Derricotte  |   Larry Heinemann  | 
William Heyen  |   H. L. Hix  |   Kaylie Jones  |   William J. Kennedy  |  Colum McCann  |  Lawrence Schiller  |  Susan Cartsonis  |  Michael Mailer





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