Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing

Starting Fall 2023

Middle Georgia State University is pleased to offer a new Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing.

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing offers a fully online, 15-hour credential to prepare writers to use their talents in the professional world. 

This certificate supports writers already working in a creative field, students honing their craft before navigating the publishing world or film industry, and those pursuing a personally enriching goal in parallel to their current career. Whether writing is your career or your passion, this certificate will prepare you for success.

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing is:

  • Fully online
  • Taught in 8-week sessions. Students can complete this program in a calendar year.
  • Designed to develop skills in multiple genres -- fiction, poetry, screenwriting, and narrative journalism -- as well as introduce writer to practical aspects of publishing
  • Taught by published authors and master teachers

The Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing is a stand-alone degree. But students in MGA’s Master of Arts in Technical and Professional Writing (or who wish to pursue that degree) can count as up to two of your electives for the MATPW.