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Creative Writing (Certificate)

Want to explore imaginative writing and learn how literature and the creative process work? Creighton’s creative writing certificate can help you add writing fundamentals to expand your creativity or enhance your career.

You can take courses during the day, in the evening—or both—to fit your busy life. You’ll study with accomplished writers, caring mentors and graduates of the famed Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Join the program to earn your certificate and expand your creativity.

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Program Details

In the creative writing certificate program, you will:

  • Learn creative writing basics and explore narrative forms and poetry
  • Gain an appreciation for literature
  • Write under the guidance of experienced professional writers

Curriculum

If you have not yet begun a college degree, this certificate could be your first step, with credits usually meeting some of the major requirements for a degree. College of Professional Studies students can earn an undergraduate certificate in creative writing by successfully completing a total of 21 credits. See the complete curriculum for the undergraduate certificate.

Already completed a bachelor’s degree? This program could bring you personal enrichment or strengthen your career options by improving your writing skills and creativity. Prospective students who have already completed an undergraduate degree can pursue a graduate certificate in creative writing by completing 24 credits.

Dates & Deadlines

Applications for the fall semester open on Aug. 1 of the prior year. For scholarship consideration, the earlier you complete your undergraduate application, the better. For up-to-date deadlines, visit our admissions page.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition rates are updated each year. Visit our financial aid site to learn more about the cost of attendance.

Financial Aid

Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office administers over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional and private sources.

To help make your undergraduate studies at Creighton University more affordable, we encourage you to file the FAFSA to apply for financial assistance. A variety of scholarships are also available.

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