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The English master’s degree in creative writing is a flexible, innovative, two-year program that encourages cross-genre study through graduate workshops in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and graduate literature seminars.
In addition to coursework, our students have the opportunity to present their work at Penscape (our graduate student reading series) and Practical Criticism Midwest, earn summer scholarships for the Midwest Writers Workshop, and learn from our visiting writers, including those participating in Ball State’s In Print Festival of First Books.
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
Cathy Day, fiction, creative nonfiction
Sean Lovelace, fiction, creative writing in the community
Matt Mullins, screenwriting, fiction, mixed media
Mark Neely, poetry, literary editing and publishing
Learn more about how to apply to the MA in Creative Writing at Ball State.
Below are the course numbers and titles of the core requirements in our 33-hour program. We also encourage prospective students to take a look at recent course descriptions of these classes, and to familiarize themselves with the Graduate Catalog 2012-14.
Complete 12 hours (4 courses) from this menu of writing workshops. These
can be repeated for credit or students can take different workshops in a
variety of genres:
Complete two graduate courses in literature
Complete one approved elective (3)
*ID 601 can fill this requirement
CRPR 698 Creative Project (3-6)
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