Johns Hopkins University

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences - Advanced Academic Programs

Master of Arts in Writing


1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Writing - Fiction, Nonfiction, Science-Medical Writing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Through intensive writing, thoughtful revision, and careful reading, students in Johns Hopkins University's Master of Arts in Writing Program develop as writers while maintaining jobs or fulfilling other obligations. Experienced faculty members, all of whom are practicing writers or editors, provide expert guidance in three distinct concentrations: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Science-Medical Writing. Regardless of the concentration, students receive practical direction and constructive criticism to help them write successful short stories, articles, essays, poems, books, and more. Students in the Writing Program learn primarily through the practice of writing; literature is studied to clarify approaches to the craft. Classes are kept small, especially in the writing workshops required of all participants. Within the realm of literary writing, students have the flexibility to develop individual styles and pursue specialized subjects. The program's goal is to create a nurturing yet demanding environment where creative writers of diverse promise and purpose are challenged to work toward publication at the highest levels possible. Program Requirements and Locations: • Nine courses • Classes meet one evening a week or Saturdays at the Homewood Campus and the Washington DC Center


All programs are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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