The Minor in Creative Writing requires the same set of courses and is designed for students majoring in a field other than English.
All English courses in the Concentration may also count toward the English Major.
Relevant undergraduate and graduate certificate programs and degree program minors are also available.
Students study grammar, composition and literature. They may take classes to learn to write children's stories, news entries, technical communications, plays, movie scripts or poetry.
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Massachussetts Boston is a selective three-year program that admits approximately five applicants in fiction and five in poetry each academic year.
Every student receives financial support from the university.
After receiving training, students also can pursue related careers in the publishing industry, such as becoming a literary agent or an editor.
Following are brief overviews of the ten largest public and private not-for-profit universities in Massachusetts that offer writing programs, as well as a table comparing individual school offerings and tuition information.
Some classes that could particularly interest writers include fiction and poetry workshops; creative writing seminars and courses in playwriting and dramaturgy.
To earn the MFA, students complete 32 credits of coursework, including a master's thesis in poetry or fiction.