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Master of Arts in Creative Writing

Program Details

The online MA in Creative Writing degree program focuses on the craft and business of writing. Students are provided one-on-one guidance while being immersed in a community of working writers. All final projects are read and evaluated by an outside reader who is an agent, editor, producer, or publisher. Wilkes offers areas of study in: 

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Publishing
  • Making documentary films


  • Official transcript
  • Creative writing sample 
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A bachelor’s degree

Students must attend eight-day campus residencies in January and June.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education