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Writing Popular Fiction

Seton Hill University

12 months
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811 USD/credit 31629 USD/year
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About

This one-of-a-kind Writing Popular Fiction program of Seton Hill University teaches writers to create – and market – the fiction that sells. It is designed for new or experienced authors who wish to write within popular fiction genres such as romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery or young adult.

Overview

Seton Hill University’s flexible, low-residency Writing Popular Fiction program allows you to:

  • Earn a master of fine arts degree while working full-time or caring for a family. 
  • Develop a novel-length writing project in a genre of your choice.
  • Enjoy courses, workshops and one-on-one mentoring by established writers.
  • Become part of an active, supportive writing community. 

Careers

As a student in this program, you will learn the business of freelance writing, from establishing your brand name as genre author to finding agents and submitting to book publishers. Seton Hill's Writing Popular Fiction Program also provides training in the teaching of writing as a potential career option (graduates with an M.F.A. are equipped to teach at the postsecondary level), in addition to fostering careers in:

  • Publishing 
  • Editing 
  • Bookselling 
  • Marketing 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Readings in the Genre 
  • Writers’ Residency 
  • Term Writing Project
  • Teaching Pop Fiction and Writing 
  • Writing About Popular Fiction
  • Capstone Writing Project 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

39 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Summarize your experience writing.
  • Describe the nature of your intended novel-length project and identify its genre.
  • What background do you have in your chosen genre?
  • Official undergraduate transcripts from all institutions attended.
  • Official transcript(s) from any institution(s) in which postbaccalaureate or graduate course work was taken.
  • Evidence of ability to do graduate work as indicated by a minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Three letters of recommendation written by appropriate professionals.
  • An official course evaluation report from the World Education Service (WES) for all university courses taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31629 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 811 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31629 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 811 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Greensburg

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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