The Master of Arts in Writing Program is celebrating 20 years of success in helping writers achieve a wide range of creative and professional goals. With a part-time format, craft-base courses, and a faculty of practicing writers and editors, the program offers a challenging, nurturing home in Washington or Baltimore to expand knowledge and skills in Fiction or Nonfiction. For Science Writing you can explore our Master of Arts or Graduate Certificate.

Our nine-course MA in Writing reflects the quality, prestige, and value of Johns Hopkins University; our program aims to create the next generation of citizens for our nation’s Community of Letters.

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Course Locations Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC
Available 100% Online No.
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements Nine courses

In 1992, Johns Hopkins University founded the Master of Arts in Writing Program in Washington, D.C., to provide professional and artistic options for adult, part-time students. After 20 years of growth, the program offers onsite fiction and nonfiction classes in Washington and Baltimore. *Our partner program in Science Writing is online / low-residency.

The Writing Program is designed primarily for part-time study; full-time study is possible under special circumstances such as for international students or military veterans. Some students take only a course or two of interest; most seek a full Master of Arts.

The fiction and nonfiction courses, along with electives in poetry, literature, teaching writing, screenwriting, and other topics, are available on weekday evenings or Saturdays at the Washington Center and at the main Hopkins Homewood Campus in Baltimore. Fiction and nonfiction students attend face-to-face classes in Washington or Baltimore to earn a degree; online/low-residency is not available in those concentrations.

For either concentration, students earn the 9-course MA at their own pace—generally within two to five years. The program also offers accelerated and extended options. While courses are offered year-round, including in a summer term, our flexible program allows students to take a term or two off as their schedules require.

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Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University added an event. ...

Alumni / Student Sendoff Reception for David Everett

May 20, 2016, 6:30pm - May 20, 2016, 8:30pm

We are gathering all Writing Program and Science Writing Program alumni and students this Friday, May 20, at the DC Center at Dupont Circle to celebrate David Everett's 21 years as the programs' leader. Please stop by and greet David and some of the hundreds of students whose writing and lives have been changed by this guy. Also, we can discuss how his hair color has changed over the years .... The address: 1717 Massachusetts Ave NW, DC. Metro Stop: Dupont Circle South. Please pass the word among students, alumni, and friends. Thanks!

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The Writing and Science Writing Programs congratulate winners of our annual student and faculty awards for 2015-16, including faculty winners Susan Muaddi Darraj, Karen Houppert, Ronnie Greene, and Heidi Vornbrock Roosa, and Outstanding Graduates Carol Berkower, L Ann Dulin, M. Jane Taylor, Godfrey Onime, Eilidh Gilbert, David Frey, Mindy Watson, Erin Williams, Tyrese Coleman, Steve Hemlin, and Jeanne Jones. ...

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Another set of wondrous readings Saturday for the Writing and Science Writing programs -- plus our annual student and faculty awards. Congrats to all! ...

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