Master of Arts in Creative Writing
The M.A. in Creative Writing encourages cross-genre study in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and graduate literature. In this program, students have the opportunity to participate in Penscape, a student reading series, Practical Criticism Midwest, and the Midwest Writers Workshop. They can also hear from visiting writers, including those participating in Ball State's In Print Festival of First Books
Graduate students have ample opportunities to engage with faculty in creative writing specializations. Students participate in local and national conferences, apply for research grants, and publish research in academic venues.
Students with an M.A. in Creative Writing use their skills in the career industry for editing, publishing, copywriting, freelance writing, authoring, and script writing. They also branch out into various other fields including: publicity, talent scouting, marketing, teaching, social media management, and communicaitons.Whether your long-term plans involve the pursuit of a MFA or a PhD, or a career in professional writing or editing, Ball State’s Master of Arts in Creative Writing is designed to prepare you for the next step in your writing life.
As a student in our program, you will:
Jill Christman, creative nonfiction, creative writing pedagogy
Rani Crowe, screenwriting, film studies, creative writing
Cathy Day, fiction, creative nonfiction
Katy Didden poetry, creative writing and the environment
Sean Lovelace, fiction, creative writing in the community
Matt Mullins, screenwriting, fiction, mixed media
Mark Neely, poetry, literary editing and publishing
creative nonfiction and digital media
Learn more about how to apply to the MA in Creative Writing at Ball State.
MA in Creative Writing, 33 credits
Major requirements: 12 hours from
Approved Electives 3-6
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