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Creative Writing, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Orange, NJ, United States
If you love telling stories, envisioning new worlds and tinkering with syntax, you might be a Creative Writing major (B.A). This program offered by Seton Hall University teaches students the art and craft of poetry or fiction writing. It also emphasizes literature, because no one becomes a great writer without first consuming great literature. 
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Overview

The Creative Writing degree offered by Seton Hall University can take you many places. Our creative writing alumni now work in writing, editing, teaching, public relations, law and media jobs. They also pursue Master of Fine Arts programs or doctoral studies.

The programme

This program balances scholarship with artistic practice. Students learn to create their own works by first understanding the literary tradition. Required courses include Great Books, American Literature and British Literature, along with a general introduction to creative writing course. Students also take focused workshop courses in poetry or fiction writing after selecting one as their concentration. In each course, you’ll find engaging and widely published faculty — and small classes that foster deep discussion and create lifelong connections.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Core English
  • Literary Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Great Books
  • British Literature
  • American Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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