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Masters degrees are sought after a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree. Master of Arts programs usually take two years to complete and are often known for intensive research opportunities, a focus on the arts and rewarding learning experiences. So, what is an MA in Nonfiction Writing? These programs often feature a variety of classes in several writing disciplines. You may be asked to… Read more

Masters degrees are sought after a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree. Master of Arts programs usually take two years to complete and are often known for intensive research opportunities, a focus on the arts and rewarding learning experiences.

So, what is an MA in Nonfiction Writing? These programs often feature a variety of classes in several writing disciplines. You may be asked to take classes on how to write everything from memoirs to poetry. Classes that teach writing for articles, reviews and speeches are often offered for these types of degrees. Nonfiction writing programs traditionally feature a lot of time reading exemplary written work and workshopping student-written materials. This gives students a chance to receive feedback on their work and improve their own prose.

Benefits of studying nonfiction writing at the master’s level include improved analytical skills and rhetorical proficiency, useful in careers from data analysis to public speaking. Students also work toward enhanced precision of language – all of which are skills that effortlessly translate into many other career options.

Costs for an MA program in nonfiction writing vary depending on both the university and its location. Contact your academic advisor for specific details relating to the cost of your desired MA program.

Many students who study nonfiction writing go on to be writers and editors, securing freelance agreements and in-house positions. You may also choose to pursue a career as an instructor of writing or as a public speaker – each of these disciplines is well-served with an ability to express yourself well in writing. After graduating, students have also gone on to pursue careers in journalism, publishing and business. Nonfiction writing may also be well-used in a career at a nonprofit organization or as an environmental writer and researcher.

Masters degrees in nonfiction writing can be earned both online and in-person around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington, USA

Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs nine-course online or on-campus MA in Writing program reflects the school's international reputation for academic rigor and creative ... +

Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs nine-course online or on-campus MA in Writing program reflects the school's international reputation for academic rigor and creative innovation. This workshop-centered, 3-year program offers a concentration in fiction or nonfiction and includes summer residency options abroad. Some graduates use the advanced writing skills they develop in journalism, teaching or corporate writing jobs. Others go on to write nonfiction, short stories, novels, and other works. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
Online
 
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, United Kingdom

At the heart of the Manchester Writing School are our masters programmes in Creative Writing, available to study on campus in Manchester, and also from anywhere in the world v ... +

At the heart of the Manchester Writing School are our masters programmes in Creative Writing, available to study on campus in Manchester, and also from anywhere in the world via online distance learning. On our Master of Arts (MA) Creative Writing programme, you will explore and practice techniques and styles of modern and contemporary writing and apply these through the development of your own creative work. MA students undertake a taught element blending writing workshops with reading units and an elective, and then complete their studies through submission of an extended piece of writing from a proposed full-length book or script. You will specialise in one of the following routes: Novel Writing (including Short Fiction), Poetry, Writing for Children & Young Adults, Scriptwriting (for stage, screen or radio) or Creative Non-Fiction. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
Online