Master of Fine Arts,Writing Popular Fiction, Certificate in Writing Popular Fiction (for those who do not have an undergraduate degree)
Format: Campus, Online
The Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill is one of the only programs in the country that teaches writers to create - and market - the fiction that sells. Upon graduation from Seton Hill's program, you will have completed a full-length market-ready novel, earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from a leading liberal arts University, and become part of a supportive network of published authors. Seton Hill University's unique Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction teaches students to write marketable novels in popular genres like mystery, romance, science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Additional specialties include literature for children and adolescents, and cross-genre blends like romantic suspense or young adult mysteries.
Seton Hill University is accredited nationally by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. The Commission is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through accreditation via peer evaluation. Middle States accreditation instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous accreditation standards and their enforcement.
-Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
-Three positive letters of recommendation, professional or academic.
-Writing sample - Must be 10 double-spaced pages which can be part of longer work. Will be reviewed for its author's overall potential as a writer of popular fiction - specifically such criteria as story sense, character development, realistic dialogue, plot development, originality, and basic mechanics.
-Letter of intent outlining the applicant's background and goals as they pertain to the Writing Popular Fiction Program.
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International Student Requirements:
Applicants whose native language is not English may be required to provide examination scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A TOEFL score of at least 650 (paper-based) or 114 (Internet-based) or 280 (computer-based) is required or an IELTS score of 7.0 is required for admission. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for all international students except those who are citizens of Australia, Bahamas, Canada (except Quebec province), Jamaica, New Zealand, Scotland, or the United Kingdom. Prospective students who have earned a bachelor's or higher degree from the United States or from one of the aforementioned countries are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS test.
International students must provide a transcript evaluation from the World Education Services.
Tuition & Financial Aid
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Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999