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MA in English and Creative Writing - Fiction

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction program can help students develop their creative writing skills while gaining a deep understanding of literature. Find out more about the Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Students who wish to apply to the Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction program must submit an essay stating why they are pursuing this particular degree. Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a bachelor's degree to seek admission into this master's program.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction program offered by Southern New Hampshire University introduces students to literary theory, discourse analysis, and the history of English. Students can find their own creative voice through the examination and analysis of medieval and global literature, British literature, American literature, and the literary periods of American realism, naturalism, and modernism. Coursework includes the history of the publishing industry, various literary organizations and awards, and current trends in publishing. Techniques for teaching writing in secondary school settings are also discussed. Students can demonstrate their understanding of character, plot-building, and narrative voice by developing their own fictional manuscript.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans, scholarships, and grants. Contact the SNHU One Stop office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a Concentration in Fiction*:

English & Creative Writing Courses

  • ENG 550: Graduate Studies in English Language
  • LIT 500: Graduate Studies in Literary Theory
  • EDU 750: Seminar in Teaching Writing
  • Choose six of the following:
    • LIT 650: Graduate Seminar in American Literature
    • LIT 651: Graduate Seminar in British Literature
    • LIT 652: Graduate Seminar in Global Literature
    • LIT 506: Medieval Literature
    • LIT 514: American Realism and Naturalism
    • LIT 555: American Modernism
    • ENG 540: Context of Writing: Writers/Publishers

Fiction Concentration Courses

  • ENG 529: Fiction Fundamentals
  • ENG 549: Fiction Thesis Writing
  • ENG 559: Fiction Thesis Completion

* Coursework is subject to change.

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Career Paths:

The Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Fiction program not only offers a strong foundation in literature and writing skills, it also offers students the opportunity to develop critical thinking and communications skills, which can be invaluable tools in any profession. For graduates of the program who wish to pursue writing careers, there are many career options at places such as publishing houses, advertising agencies, the Internet, magazines, and newspapers, which include:

  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Literary Agent