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Creative Writing and English - Nonfiction Writing (Online), B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Discover your niche with this Creative Writing and English - Nonfiction Writing (Online) at Southern New Hampshire University. 

About

The Creative Writing and English - Nonfiction Writing (Online) programme at Southern New Hampshire University delves into a wide variety of styles and subjects - everything from the personal essay to the autobiography, memoir, travel writing and magazine features. 

The creative writing online program will help you combine research and reflection with compelling storytelling while developing your voice. You'll also gain insights into publishing technologies and the industry. Explore your creative boundaries and perfect your craft with a nonfiction writing degree online from SNHU.

See Yourself Succeed in Nonfiction Writing

A solid foundation in the broader scope of creative writing is critical to the craft of nonfiction writing. In our comprehensive nonfiction writing program, you'll acquire a powerful understanding of research, narrative voice and other mechanics of creative writing. 

The online nonfiction writing degree program's format encourages collaboration and ongoing interaction with faculty and peers. You'll also have the chance to get published and learn from experienced authors through The Penmen Review, our own online journal for writers.

Career Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of authors and writers is expected to grow by 8% through the year 2026. Opportunities for nonfiction writing are everywhere, from business to publishing, magazines, newspapers, books and the Internet.

Courses To Prepare You For Your Career

SNHU's bachelor's in nonfiction writing program includes:

  • General education
  • Degree-specific courses

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Humanities 
  • Introduction to Creative Writing 
  • Context of Writing: Writers/Publishing 
  • The English Language 
  • Literary Theory 
  • Shakespeare 

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All transcripts submitted must be official or attested copies of degrees, diplomas, or certificates. Academic documents must include an official transcript with record of courses and grades/marks received. Transcripts should be issued by the institution in a sealed and stamped envelope. 

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30756 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30756 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Funding

International Merit Scholarship: As part of the commitment to international students and their academic achievement, Southern New Hampshire University offers merit-based scholarships to international students who are applying for admission to SNHU.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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