Master of Arts in Creative Writing / Non-Fiction
Saint Leo University

Program Details

Saint Leo’s online MA in Creative Writing in Non-Fiction is intended to take your writing to a new level.  From diaries on your desk to the pages of periodicals, you will learn in an environment that is tailored to your individual goals. The online program at SLU is a blend of literature study and writing, where your curriculum and learning will be tailored via in a collaboration between you and a faculty mentor. You can gain the skills and knowledge to become the writer that you’ve always wanted to become.  Courses include:

Theory and practice in creative writing
Worship in creative non-fiction
Foundations in creative non-fiction

All three of Saint Leo’s online MA programs in writing require three on-campus residencies during the summers of this 2-year program.  Otherwise, you have the flexibility to write and study at your convenience, completely online.


Students are required to spend one week each summer in an intensive residency.

  • All applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, with a minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4-point scale
  • Send official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you've previously attended
  • A sample of the applicant’s original creative work in the genre in which the student wishes to specialize
  • Two letters of reference
  • A personal statement detailing the candidate’s reasons for pursuing graduate study in creative writing

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of AR, IA, ID, KS, ME, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, RI, SD, UT, or WY.