Find your inner voice and tell your story. With exceptional writing opportunities available at your fingertips, by the time you graduate you will have completed a professional thesis, a novel or novel excerpt, a nonfiction book or excerpt, or a collection of poems, short stories, or essays—ready for consideration by agents and publishing houses or for digital publication.

Program Highlights Include

  • Focus on your genre of choice: poetry, nonfiction, or fiction 
  • Develop your literary voice and explore the history and context of your chosen genre
  • Explore different forms of writing through your electives, including fiction to nonfiction, poetry to screenwriting, digital to traditional publishing, and more
  • Experiences outside of the classroom include teaching creative writing in our Writing Studies Program and editing journals such as Ploughshares and Redivider
  • No GRE requirements to apply 
  • Full-time and part-time options; classes are offered evenings and nights to fit your schedule

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Upcoming Events

Graduate Open House

November 3, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EDT

Attend our Graduate Admission Fall Open House! Join us for the opportunity to visit our Downtown Boston campus, meet current students and faculty, and learn more about Emerson's graduate programs and community resources. We hope to see you there!