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Part-time Graduate Writing Programs

Find your voice. Develop your craft.

Grow and evolve in courses led by a faculty of esteemed writers.

Become part of a professional community of writers in Northwestern’s part-time graduate writing programs. You’ll grow and evolve as an artist by engaging with published, award-winning faculty in small-group workshop courses. Choose from the MA in Writing program or the MFA in Prose and Poetry. In either option, you’ll connect with faculty other writers at readings and other events in an artistic community that extends beyond the University into Chicago’s vibrant literary scene.

  • Work closely with faculty through workshops and individual mentoring.
  • Choose from specializations in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, popular fiction, publishing and professional development. A dual-genre option also is offered.
  • Build a foundation for teaching, publishing, and editing careers.
  • Refine your writing in convenient evening courses in Chicago and Evanston.

Tara Stringfellow

Since I started the program I’ve seen all of my poems get published, I’ve applied for a Fulbright and PhD. I was a writer before the program, but I definitely feel like more of a professional writer now. I have that feeling now when something is good enough to be published. ”

Tara Stringfellow, MFA student

The most valuable part of the program was getting a sense of what it takes to actually write and publish. Seeing what my peers and professors were doing was motivating and helped me to understand what I was up against. ”

Alex Higley, MFA alumnus

Alex Higley
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