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The Writing Seminars offers a Master of Fine Arts in fiction and poetry. This two-year program is designed for students committed to the study and practice of literary writing at the highest level of accomplishment. MFA students work with nationally and internationally known faculty members to complete intensive literary seminars, small workshops, a first-year portfolio, and a second-year thesis. Students learn not only from permanent faculty but also from visiting speakers. The President’s Reading Series (Literature of Social Import), The Turnbull Lectures in Poetry, and other events allow students to meet world-renowned visiting writers such as Marilynne Robinson, Salman Rushdie, and Tracy K. Smith.
All students receive full tuition, health insurance, and a generous teaching fellowship, which will be $35,500 beginning next year (AY 2023-24). Some students work as assistant editors on The Hopkins Review . The program is extremely selective. MFA candidates are chosen on the basis of a manuscript evaluation, college transcripts, a “statement of purpose,” and letters of recommendation that testify to an ability and willingness to undertake serious study in the literary arts. Many of our MFA students find their first book published within three years of graduation, and they often win prizes such as Stegner Fellowships or grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Beginning with the MFA class of 2023, all graduating MFA students will have the option to apply for one-year junior lectureships, teaching three creative writing courses per semester. These positions come with full benefits.
University Writing Program
Our mission is to help students become agile writers: people who understand writing as an intellectual practice and a way to make things happen in the world. We pursue this mission through our courses, partnerships across campus, and budding collaborations with the communities of Baltimore City.
In all of our work, we are committed to inclusive pedagogy that invites students and colleagues into a lifelong practice of writing.
Krieger School Faculty and Staff are invited to attend a Town Hall conversation about the possible implications of ChatGPT and other AI technologies.
ChatGPT and Pizza — Feb. 23 11:30a.m.
ChatGPT and College Students: What does this mean for you? (and why are your professors so freaked out?) Join your peers for pizza! and a discussion of what ChatGPT means for higher education and you. When: Thursday, February 23 11:30a.m. – 1p.m. Where: Writing Center, Gilman 230 ChatGPT has been all over the news of late. Is […]
UWP Lecturer Interviews Authors Bourland & Rukeyser
Senior Lecturer Nate Brown recently interviewed two novelists about their work. Writing for the Los Angeles Review of Books, his conversation with Baltimore-based novelist Barbara Bourland investigates the complexities of western princess narratives and the fundamental problems of life under capitalism, topics central to the author’s latest work, The Force of Such Beauty. In the […]
MA in Teaching Writing Degree Details and Courses
This 36-credit Master of Arts degree is composed of 3 Required Core Courses, 2 Customizable Core Courses, and 4 Elective Courses. Within the Required Core Courses is the culminating experience of the “Thesis in Teaching Writing” course.
Core Courses - Required
Complete all 3 courses.
Teaching Writing - 492.612
Residency: best practices in the teaching of writing - 492.690, thesis in teaching writing - 492.700, core course - customizable - genre writing.
Choose 1 of these courses:
The Power of Story: Teaching and Writing Narrative - 492.630
Teaching creative writing - 492.632, teaching and writing nonfiction - 492.635, teaching argument - 492.640, core course - customizable - reading focused, reading like a writer - 492.650, special topics in reading: multicultural texts - 492.651, writing in literature - 492.652, elective courses.
Select 4 electives. Additional courses from Genre-Writing or Reading-Focused Customizable Core Courses, beyond those required above, may count as electives. Your academic adviser can also help you to optimize your Elective Course selections, or provide approval to pursue an alternative elective from a variety of AAP master’s degree programs, based on your educational objectives.
Writing for Young Readers - 492.660
Teaching composition in college and community college - 492.661, teaching reluctant writers - 492.662, writing across the curriculum - 492.663, teaching writing to english language learner students - 492.665, peer response and writing centers: theories and practice - 492.667, teaching writing online - 492.668, digital writing and multimodal composing - 492.669, neuroscience, creativity, and writing - 492.682, independent study in teaching writing - 492.800, state-specific information for online programs.
Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs . For more information, please contact an admissions representative.
The MA in Writing program is one of the most flexible at JHU. You can complete your degree online in a dynamic and interactive learning environment, or choose
This 30-33 credit Master of Arts degree is composed of 2 Required Core Courses, 4 Customizable Core Courses, and 4 Elective Courses.
MA in Teaching Writing Master of Arts Online.
The flexible, part-time, online master of arts in science writing from Johns Hopkins is ideal for researchers, creative writers, and science communicators.
Designed for educators of any discipline, the online MA in Teaching Writing program at Johns Hopkins builds upon your existing teaching and writing skills
Learn about the admissions requirements and how to apply online to the MA in Writing degree at Johns Hopkins.
The Writing Seminars offers a Master of Fine Arts in fiction and poetry. This two-year program is designed for students committed to the study and practice
Our mission is to help students become agile writers: people who understand writing as an intellectual practice and a way to make things happen in the world
The Writing Program's faculty features practicing writers and editors who excel at teaching. Some instructors are full-time writers or editors who have time to
This 36-credit Master of Arts degree is composed of 3 Required Core Courses, 2 Customizable Core Courses, and 4 Elective Courses. Within the Required Core