Coastal Carolina University

Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Master of Arts in Writing


100 Chanticleer Drive E,

Conway, SC 29528

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Writing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our Master of Arts in Writing provides project-based learning supported by an academic press, an acclaimed literary journal, and opportunities to teach college composition classes.

The Master of Arts in Writing is a 33-credit-hour program that offers courses in creative writing, composition and rhetoric, professional writing, literature, and linguistics.

Two essential aspects of any graduate writing program are the skills you acquire and the relationships you build. Coastal exceeded all my expectations, and continues to support my work long after the completion of the program.

Students in Coastal Carolina's M.A. in Writing program take:

Two core courses selected from options in editing and publishing, forms of creative writing, and composition and rhetoric; 
Three workshops selected from options in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, professional and technical writing, and composition and rhetoric; 
Two courses in literature and/or linguistics; 
Three elective courses that may include additional workshops in creative writing; 
Three hours of portfolio research.
The curriculum’s diversity and flexibility allow students to study extensively in one genre (creative writing, composition, or professional and technical writing) while also broadening their educational range through coursework in additional genres. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for a range of professional opportunities after school or for continued study in M.F.A. or Ph.D. programs.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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