Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing (MFA)

No GRE required to apply

Work on your writing from anywhere with Emerson’s online Popular Fiction Publishing and Writing Master of Fine Arts. Grow your writing skills in the genre of your choice: fiction, romance, fantasy, science fiction, romance, horror, mystery, thrillers, young adult—or any combination. 

You’ll write professional stories and novels and learn how to get your work published. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a thesis ready to submit to agents or self-publish with one-on-one support from an advisor. 

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Choose Your Genre

Improve your craft in romance, fantasy, science fiction, horror, mystery, thriller, YA, or across genres.

Industry Connections

Connect with a network of renowned writers, publishers, and academics.

Build Your Portfolio

Craft a thesis with one-on-one support from your advisor, ready for submission to agents or to self-publish.

Why Emerson

Become a creative force at Emerson College, the nation’s premier institution of higher learning devoted to communication and the arts. Emerson College draws independent minds from diverse backgrounds around the world, and our graduate programs offer a creative learning experience in flexible formats that enable you to advance your passion into an inspiring career.