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Creative Writing

Concordia University, St. Paul

Master Online
49 days
Duration
525 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Concordia University, St. Paul is designed to develop the students’ skills in writing and reading fiction. By the end of the program, students will have completed a book-length manuscript of their own creative work.

Overview

The courses are all offered 100% online and are designed to be taken sequentially. The two-year MFA program is a great value as tuition for each academic year is under $10,000.

After completing this fully online MFA program, students will have achieved a level of sophistication in their writing that will allow them to pursue a number of career options.

The fully online Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is a two-year, 36 credit program from Concordia University, St. Paul divided into five different components:  workshop courses, literature courses, craft courses, a literary research course, and a supervised thesis. Each workshop will be led by a published faculty member. During the course of the program, each student will have had the opportunity to work with multiple published authors.

This course of study is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of current and future writing professionals. By utilizing a combination of theoretical inquiry and practical application, students will gain greater insight into what makes writing worthy of publication. This online MFA will prepare students to pursue the life of a professional writer.

Responsive to Career planning needs

  • CSP’s Office of Career Development provides many resources to support students and alumni with their career goals, including help with employment and graduate school research, resumes, networking, and interview skills.
  • Our integrated career development plan meets you where you are and provides you with tools and strategies to support you in achieving your current and future career goals.
  • Find an internship or network with employers through Concordia’s vast base of local partners.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in the Craft of Creative Writing
  • Advanced Workshop 
  • Studies in the Contemporary Novel
  •  in Contemporary Creative Nonfiction
  • Studies in Contemporary Poetry
  • The Culture and Ethics of Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 49 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application: Create an account and submit our online application.  Once submitted, you can follow your application process through the application portal.
  • Official College Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from an accreditor that is recognized by the US Department of Education stating the conferral of the Bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    525 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 525 USD per credit and a duration of 49 days.
  • National

    525 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 525 USD per credit and a duration of 49 days.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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