Pen the next chapter of your story.

Character development. Image and sound. Narrative and form. Do the elements of writing attract you? You’ll dive into the foundations of everything from novels to personal essays by studying others’ works and experimenting with new approaches. If you want to learn about the publishing industry, use your writing for social change, and discover inspiring works of literature, this master’s degree is for you.

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Program Snapshot

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Program Format
Online 8-week terms

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Time Commitment
12-24 months

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Key Dates
Starts are offered in January, March, May, July, August and October

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Join Regis Alumni Working As:

Author/Freelance Writer

Create fictional or non-fictional works for readers' enjoyment or engaging and informative content for clients on a contract basis.

Writing Teacher

Guide and inspire students to develop their writing skills through instruction, feedback, and creative exercises.

Media Personnel/PR Professional

Strategize relationships between organizations and the public by creatively shaping positive perceptions and reputations.

By the Numbers

Average student-to-faculty ratio at Regis
Regis master’s graduates who report working in their degree field*
Median annual wage for writers and authors**

*Regis First Destination Survey, 2023
**U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022

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MACW 614: Writing as Social Action

In this course, you’ll develop sophisticated strategies for reading, writing and teaching for social change. By closely reading critical essays and texts in the four major literary genres by writers such as bell hooks and Audre Lorde, you’ll discover a variety of rhetorical and stylistic approaches to addressing the social justice issues that concern you most.

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MACW 632: Professional Development

Designed as a culminating experience of the Master of Arts that supports your career goals and next steps, the emphasis in this class is on presenting and publishing your writing. We will discuss our expectations about writing as a facet of professional academic life, while exploring a range of writing occasions and publishing opportunities.

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MACW 618: Creative Writing in the Literature Classroom

Examine how critical imagination and creative research methodologies overlap. In this class, you’ll develop a major creative project that requires a wide range of research approaches, such as archival, first-person, or interdisciplinary research.

To apply to the Master of Arts program, you will need:

  • Online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcript(s) from an accredited college or university
  • Admissions essay
  • Resume
  • Faculty interview may be required

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Tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year: $599 per credit hour
Total program credits: 33
A 10% tuition discount is offered for licensed educators.

Tuition is one part of the overall cost of attendance, which includes all expenses students may have, including basic living costs. For more information about tuition, fees and your estimated cost of attendance, visit our Cost of Attendance for Adult Undergraduates and Graduate Students page. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Earning your Master of Arts with Creative Writing specialization from Regis sets you apart and expands your professional network — think of it as an investment in your future. Between scholarship opportunities and financial aid packages, advancing your education is within reach.

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