Master of Humanities - Creative Writing

This online course of study will allow Tiffin University students to discover new talents, teaching them to write novels, short stories, poetry, creative non-fiction, screenplays, and young adult fiction. Combining the academic study of creative prose, poetry, and performance writing with hands-on experience producing it, this online program both deepens student understanding of the human creative process and expands their use of it. The Capstone Project is required for this concentration.

Tiffin University’s Master of Humanities Creative Writing concentration offers the benefits of a comprehensive curriculum taught by professors who are highly qualified academically and professionally, in an online environment that provides students with the flexibility they need to balance life and learning.

This concentration offers students the opportunity to work with various genres of creative composition, including Novel, Short Story, Drama, Poetry, and Genre, and Performance writing.

Tiffin University’s Creative Writing concentration is an excellent choice for students who wish to pursue creative writing professionally, or who wish to move on to a terminal degree program in Creative Writing after completing their Master of Humanities degree at Tiffin University. This concentration also supports those students who wish to teach Creative Writing at a two-year college.

Did you know?

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for Creative Writers was $55,940 in May, 2012.
  • Writers and authors work in an office, at home, or wherever else they have access to a computer. Most work full time. However, self-employed and freelance writers usually work part time or have variable schedules. About two-thirds were self-employed in 2012.

Potential Career Opportunities in Creative Writing:

  • Journalist
  • Technical Writer
  • Editor
  • Education/Instructor
  • Freelance Writer
  • Author
  • Publication Assistant
  • Public Relations/Advertising

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All Tiffin University students in the Online Master of Humanities – Creative Writing concentration program fulfill their academic requirements for graduation by completing courses in the following areas.

Interdisciplinary Core (9 credit hours)

  • Aesthetics (3 credit hours)
  • Literary Theory (3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Graduate Humanities (3 credit hours)

Creative Writing Concentration Core (Choose 9 credit hours from the list below)

  • Creative Writing: Short Story (3 credit hours)
  • Creative Writing: The Novel (3 credit hours)
  • Creative Writing: Poetry (3 credit hours)
  • Creative Writing: Genre Writing (3 credit hours)
  • Creative Writing: Performance Writing (3 credit hours)

Creative Writing Electives (Choose 9 credit hours from the list below)

  • Teaching College English (3 credit hours)
  • Creativity and its Development (3 credit hours)
  • Studies in Genre Fiction (3 credit hours)
  • Ethnic Voices: Poetry (3 credit hours)
  • Poetics of Western Drama (3 credit hours)

Capstone Project (3 credit hours)

Total Semester Hours for the Degree (30 credit hours)

Meet the School of Arts and Sciences Faculty

Master of Humanities (MH) courses are offered in a 15-week format. Classes start every January, May, and August.

  • Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission