Master of Arts in Creative Writing / Poetry
Saint Leo University

Program Details

Take your poetry to the next level of maturity and inspiration with Saint Leo’s online MA in Creative Writing in Poetry.  From children’s rhymes to sonnets, you can learn how to improve your composition, style and technique.  SLU’s online MA program is a blend of writing and literature study, whereby your curriculum will be individualized to your own writing goals, as a collaborative effort between you and a faculty mentor. Courses are likely to include:

  • Theory and practice in creative writing
  • Worship in poetry
  • Foundations in poetry

All of Saint Leo’s online MA writing programs require three on-campus residency weeks.  The first and third are bookended around the 2-year program, and the other residency takes place during the summer in the middle. Outside of these on-campus requirements, you have the utmost flexibility to complete writing projects and learn at your convenience entirely online.

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Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.2 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Occupational License, Essay/Writing Sample

Additional Info

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

Restricted States

Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming