About the course
The School of Arts and Sciences offers a low-residency graduate program in creative writing. A highly focused course of study, the M.F.A. prepares students to write in their chosen genre (fiction or nonfiction) at a professional level. The M.F.A. is also a terminal degree that provides students a foundation from which to prepare (through internships, work experience, and/or allied areas of study) for employment in the fields of teaching and publishing. With four writing residencies held at the Mountain View Grand Resort in Whitefield, New Hampshire during four semesters of mentored correspondence study, the low-residency M.F.A. at Southern New Hampshire University is also convenient and affordable for working adults. Students study with faculty mentors who are accomplished writers and teachers, participate in lectures, readings, and master classes with visiting writers of national reputation, hone their work through mentor and peer review, read publicly from their own work and meet with publishing professionals in a community dedicated to creative endeavor. Workshop courses run five months and are tailored to students needs and creative goals. Students work closely with faculty mentors. Individualized study is supplemented with residency periods (seven consecutive days each in June and January) during which mentors and their students meet to review the students long-term writing projects and to build a community of writers. The second year of the program is devoted to the completion of a manuscript of professional quality, suitable for submission to editors, and a critical essay suitable for submission to literary journals. Graduation is held during the winter and summer residencies following a students fourth semester. Students who have completed their degree are celebrated as they return for a few days to give public readings and lectures and take part in their graduation ceremony.
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2 Years
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Academic entry requirements
You must have successfully completed an United States Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or/with full-time or equivalent, work experience in a relevant industry setting.Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry
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JANUARY; MAY; SEPTEMBER, 2022 Duration 2 Years Course fee USD 28,342
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Southern New Hampshire University

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Southern New Hampshire University was founded in 1932. It is a private, non-profit, accredited institution with more than 3,000 on campus students, over 90,000 online students and an alumni network of over 100,000, making it one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The University was formed as a school of accounting and secretarial science.
Southern New Hampshire University offers over 200 programs, from certificates to doctoral level degrees including business, education, liberal arts, social sciences and STEM. By reinventing higher education to fit the needs of todays students and workforce, it ensures that students are keeping pace with new technologies and professional requirements. The University provides unparalleled support and service to help students achieve their dreams and transform their lives and the lives of those around them. It is proud to offer the students an exceptional student experience with nationally recognized academic programs.
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SNHU’s 300-acre campus is located just minutes from downtown Manchester, NH. It’s also situated in a region that meets a variety of interests of its students, with the mountains to the north, the ocean to the east and Boston to the south.