48 months
62391 USD/year
62391 USD/year
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The Writing program of Northwestern University offers students disciplined training in creative writing.


The Writing program at Northwestern University offers courses that are conducted as workshops to provide feedback, foster peer review skills, and nurture talent. Writing majors examine poetry, fiction and nonfiction with a writer's eye while developing their own work. Students' creative development is guided by instructors who are respected writers themselves. The specific course of study in the writing major is based on genre — fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry – while literature courses provide a substantial grounding in analyzing literary texts and using literary theory. In introductory and advanced writing workshops, writing students develop their craft and technique and gain facility in giving and receiving constructive feedback through peer critique and the workshopping process.

Graduates will be prepared to:

  • Write effectively, with a distinct voice or style, and a grasp of compositional elements in poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction
  • Analyze literary works from a craft perspective, focusing on technique and composition
  • Offer informed, constructive critiques of other students’ creative work
  • Demonstrate skill in composing in more than one genre, as well as drafting and revising
  • Recognize, analyze and interpret closely and critically the use of language across a range of literary texts
  • Demonstrate knowledge of major works, movements and genres of English and American literature in their cultural, historical and intellectual contexts
  • Write clear and compelling literary analysis with textual substantiation and intellectual integrity

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading and Writing Poetry
  • Reading and Writing Fiction
  • Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction
  • British Literary Traditions 
  • Seminar: Crime in American Narratives
  • Advanced Fiction

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application
  • A statement of purpose
  • $50 application fee (nonrefundable)
  • Official high school transcripts and conferred date of completion (or GED report)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities
  • A current resume or CV
  • Documentation of English Proficiency for students whose first language is not English.

Tuition Fee

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    62391 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 62391 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    62391 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 62391 USD per year during 48 months.


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