Wilkes University

84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

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

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery Format:
      Mostly Online
    • Completion Time:
      30
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Semester Credit
    • In State Rate:
      $660.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $660.00
    • Additional Fees :
      $2,705.00
    • Fees Overview :
      • University Fee (per credit): $72
      • Online Fee (per term): $20
      • Reader Fee for Thesis (one-time): $300
      • Graduation Fee (one-time): $165
    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $22,505.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $22,505.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      Yes
    • Accelerated Degree:
      No

    Requirements

    • Application
    • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate college work
    • Creative writing sample (12-25 pages of published and/or unpublished work in any form or genre; work should give a sense of the applicant's creative abilities)
    • Essay (5-10 pages)
    • Current resume
    • Students must attend eight-day campus residencies in January and June or four weekend sessions per semester
    • ​To be considered for graduate assistantship, two letters of recommendation

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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