And with the included certificates in either the Online Teaching of Writing or Professional Writing, you'll have the skills to support your writing career.
Whereas traditional MFA programs shy away from genre fiction, SNHU’s online MFA will support you in writing the novel or story collection of your choice.
To apply, who can help you explore financial options.
Your admission counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
You'll also learn about the business side of creative writing, preparing you to market your work in the real world.
While most MFA programs require a residency, meaning time away from your current job and busy schedule, SNHU's online MFA can be completed entirely online with no travel necessary.Analyze one genre novel for how it fits within the literary landscape in preparation for genre concentration selection.Research market trends to gain a practical grasp of how a genre's history continues to influence popular books today.Choose from Teaching of Writing, which is tailored to those who see themselves in a classroom setting, or Professional Writing, which highlights the technical and business opportunities available to writers.All of our courses are taught by accomplished authors who know both the craft and business of creative writing.Analyze and practice fundamentals of storytelling, including narrative arc, plot, and character development.Deconstruct popular stories in literature and film to understand characteristics of beginnings that hook, tension-building middles and satisfying endings.Follow the journey of publication from initial manuscript submission to a finished book in a reader's hands.Investigate business models and key roles in the publishing world, learn conventions of submission, and identify networking opportunities.By encouraging writers to focus on sci-fi, young adult, fantasy, romance and more, online MFA students gain experience in the genres that are in high demand by publishers.There's more to a career in writing than perfecting your craft.