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MA in English and Creative Writing - Nonfiction

Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Nonfiction program is designed for anyone interested in further developing their writing skills and developing their own narrative voice. Continue reading to find out more about this master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

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

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students of the Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Nonfiction program might have some creative writing skills and an interest in nonfiction work. They must also submit a creative writing sample at the time of application. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University master's degree programs must have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

The coursework of Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Nonfiction program offers students the opportunity to study literature and writing fundamentals while focusing on nonfiction styles and structures. Concentration courses offer critical reading and writing exercises to help students strengthen their skills in the areas of journalism, essay writing, travel writing, and other types of nonfiction writing. Students will also be expected to complete a thesis process, which includes peer critiques and feedback. Other required courses could address literary theory, the process of creative writing, character and plot development, publishing trends, and writing in other genres, such as fiction, screenwriting, and poetry.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 25 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid 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 Nonfiction:

Required Core Courses

  • ENG 510: Studying the Craft
  • ENG 520: Story and Concept
  • ENG 550: Graduate Studies in English Language
  • LIT 500: Graduate Studies in Literary Theory
  • Select one of the following:
    • ENG 670: Seminar in Writing Instruction
    • ENG 675: Online Teaching Experience
  • Select two of the following courses:
    • ENG 523: Screenwriting Fundamentals
    • ENG 528: Poetry Fundamentals
    • ENG 529: Fiction Fundamentals
    • ENG 531: Fiction and Film
    • ENG 532: Studies in Place and Setting
    • ENG 540: Contemporary Writers and Publishing
    • ENG 542: The Editor
  • LIT: Choose two (2) graduate-level Literature courses

Nonfiction Concentration Courses

  • ENG 530: Nonfiction Fundamentals
  • ENG 541: Nonfiction Thesis Writing
  • ENG 551: Nonfiction Thesis Completion

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Having successfully completed all requirements of the Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing with a concentration in Nonfiction program, graduates could consider applying for writing jobs in academic institutions, corporate communications departments, or publishing companies. They could also seek opportunities in technical writing, journalism, or marketing departments.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Biographer
  • Senior Editor
  • Travel Writer
  • Technical Writer
  • Magazine Writer
  • Textbook Author

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