Master of Humanities

MH with a concentration in Creative Writing

The power of writing allows you to create the things that you wish already exist. We will give you a solid foundation to start. With ample courses ranging from Teaching College English to Genre Writing, we focus on creative writing workshops that challenge and test you – and make you a better writer, so that you can create like no one else ever has.

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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:

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

Creative Writing Concentration 18 hours
Choose three of the following 3-credit courses

  • ENG541 Creative Writing: Short Story
  • ENG542 Creative Writing: The Novel
  • ENG543 Creative Writing: Poetry
  • ENG544 Creative Writing: Genre Writing
  • ENG545 Creative Writing: Performance Writing

Choose three of the following 3-credit courses

  • ENG515 Teaching College English
  • ART524 Creativity and its Development
  • ENG531 Studies in Genre Fiction
  • ENG570 Ethic Voices: Poetry
  • ENG583 Poetics of Western Drama


Master of Humanities: Interdisciplinary Core 9 hours

  • ART623 Aesthetics
  • ENG564 Literary Theory
  • HUM510 Introduction to Graduate Humanities

Capstone 3 hours

  • HUM680 Capstone Project

Total MH 30 hours

 

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

Online - Offered in a 15-week format with start dates in January, May and August

Teaching College English (ENG515) - This course will investigate both theoretical and practical issues related to teaching First-Year composition. Topics will include developing effective syllabi, identifying and articulating learning objectives, designing effective writing assignments, assessing college writing, understanding and creating rubrics and developing an effective critique process. Students will develop a portfolio that includes a teaching philosophy, syllabi and sample lesson plans. The final assignment will be the development of a syllabus with a paper explaining the rationale for that syllabus in terms of pedagogical goals for the course and best teaching practices.

Creative Writing Workshop: Short Story (ENG541) - The Creative Writing Workshops are writing courses in the tradition of the classic writer’s workshop with the advantage of being online. Students will write and criticize their own and each other’s material in light of critical study of the writing of short fiction.

Creative Writing Workshop: The Novel (ENG542) - The Creative Writing Workshops are writing courses in the tradition of the classic writer’s workshop with the advantage of being online. Students will write and criticize their own and each other’s material in light of critical study of the writing of a novel.

Creative Writing Workshop: Poetry (ENG543) - The Creative Writing Workshops are writing courses in the tradition of the classic writer’s workshop with the advantage of being online. Students will write and criticize their own and each other’s material in light of critical study of the writing of poetry.

Creative Writing: Genre Writing (ENG544) - This creative writing course guides students through the methods of writing a variety of genre fictions, including but not limited to young adult fiction, children’s literature and creative nonfiction. The structure and conventions of a variety of forms of genre fiction will be studied along with mood, tone, point of view and setting. This course will emphasize publication conventions and the writing of marketable work.

If you want to learn more about our online or on-campus programs for working adults, click here.

Testimonials

  • Ivan Santiago - Class of 2015
    "I chose TU because of its reputation for excellence, national recognition, many extracurricular opportunities and because it offers in a small, diverse college environment. I have learned the significance of academics, leadership, diversity, communication, and relationships. TU allowed me to get out of my comfort zone in order to lead and inspire. It has prepared me to make wise and imperative decisions that will benefit me in my career and my life.”

    – Ivan Santiago, Class of 2015

    Ivan Santiago - Class of 2015
  • “I was faced with the pressure of being the very first to graduate from college in my immediate family. Not coming from a wealthy or 'well off' background, college was just a very faint thought, even approaching my senior year in high school. I dealt with self-esteem issues throughout my high school career and I found it hard to see myself anywhere than where I was. My perceived challenges were rooted from me and my surrounding circumstances. Here at TU, I was able to overcome my fears and put myself in a position that wouldn’t have been possible otherwise. Becoming a Dragon was the best decision I have ever made.”

    Nellene Arnett
    Class of 2017
    Toledo, Ohio

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  • "TU gave me the extra boost needed to move forward with accomplishing my dream of becoming a small business owner. With the help and encouragement of my professors and coach, I was able to take that leap into the business world knowing I could not succeed if I did not take risks."

    – Emily Miller

    "TU gave me the extra boost needed to move forward with accomplishing my dream of becoming a small business owner. With the help and encouragement of my professors and coach, I was able to take that leap into the business world knowing I could not succeed
  • TU helped grow my network and give me experience by meeting students from other cultures and countries, and learning from a range of professors. Anyone who wants to feel connected to their fellow students, to their personable professors, and the community, then TU is place for you.

    -Alexis Mohr '06

    TU helped grow my network and give me experience by meeting students from other cultures and countries, and learning from a range of professors. Anyone who wants to feel connected to their fellow students, to their personable professors, and the community
  • “There is always gonna be a little doubt in any person's mind when it comes to new things. But for me, I think proving people, who said I couldn't do it, wrong is my biggest motivation. There's really nothing that seems impossible to me anymore, the world is constantly changing and I feel like I am much more capable of adapting to those changes now compared to when I was walking on to TU's campus for the first time.”

    Alexandra Tozzie
    Class of 2018
    Louisville, Colorado

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