Program Overview

Tiffin University offers a Master of Humanities degree in Creative Writing for students who are interested in studying multiple disciplines and fields to understand human ideas in philosophy, history, written and spoken literature, specializing in the development of fiction literature and stylistic development of the written language. Students will learn about the humanities and their relationships in political, religious, social, historic and scientific contexts and how writing styles have developed in addition to the different forms of literature, including short stories, poetry, and the novel. Students will learn the history of literature, and how literature has developed stylistically. The program also prepares students for future studies in other fields related to human history and culture.

Students will study the liberal arts and humanities within a context of the development and styles of creative writing. Those classes include aesthetics, literary theory, introduction to graduate humanities, studies in history, studies in philosophy, studies in human, political, and social sciences, creativity and its development, teaching college English, creative writing and short stories, creative writing and novels, creative writing and poetry, creative writing and genre writing, creative writing and performance writing, creativity and its development, ethnic voices and poetry, and the poetics of western drama.  

Students completing the degree will have demonstrated expert education and professional qualifications in the study of the humanities, specializing in producing and analyzing creative writing.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge of the history of creative writing as well as the study of fictional literature and general education areas that are the foundation to life skills and further education, to demonstrate a basic knowledge in several areas of the humanities, and to develop a broad foundation for advanced studies.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Tiffin University was established in 1888 and has nurtured a student-centered setting and a strong sense of real community for our students, faculty and staff. TU has successfully transitioned from traditional seated students to a mixture of seated and online students, from across the country and around the world. Tiffin University provides a personal and practical education for motivated students who want real-world experience and results.

    Tiffin University awards associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, many of which can be earned completely online.


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