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Graduate Programs in Writing

Earn a Johns Hopkins master’s degree or graduate certificate in a convenient part-time format.

Transform your career with a graduate program in writing, teaching writing, or science writing. Johns Hopkins’ Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) offers flexible, online, and campus-based degrees with the advantage of the world-class instruction and high-level interaction that are the foundation of the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence. 

Master of Arts in Writing

Offered Online or On-Campus

In the MA in Writing program, you’ll learn the craft of writing from active professional writers in an intensive workshop-focused approach that includes summer residency options in locations around the world. Students can choose from a concentration in fiction or nonfiction and tailor their learning to their unique career goals through a variety of writing electives and workshop courses in options such as travel writing, poetry, memoir, and experimental fiction.

Some of our graduates enter careers in journalism, teaching, law, or corporate writing. Others go on to author nonfiction, short stories, novels, and other works. No matter your goals, you will graduate with advanced writing skills, a portfolio of complete writings, and a deep understanding of the writing and publishing worlds.

Master of Arts in Teaching Writing

Offered Online

We believe the best writing teachers are also writers themselves. The MA in Teaching Writing program helps teachers in all disciplines and at all levels—kindergarten through university—learn proven, practical ways to teach writing to their students while exploring their own writing.

Our program helps you bring proven theories, practical methods and best practices into your classroom, and can help you become a leader in teaching writing in your school or district.

By offering flexible, interactive, asynchronous, customized learning, the program provides a model for teaching writing and a forum where all teachers can learn and grow together in a community of teachers and writers.

You can also pursue your own writing interests and improve your writing abilities through interdisciplinary coursework options such as brain research, science writing, and film and media studies.

Also available: Graduate Certificate in Teaching Writing

Master of Arts in Science Writing

Offered Online

The MA in Science Writing program creates the next generation of writers and editors who can help the public easily understand the impact of increasingly complex issues in science, medicine, health, nature, and technology.

You'll prepare for success as you hone a diverse skill set and complete a hands-on residency in areas such as journalism, communication, multimedia, and literary arts. Faculty members are experienced, award-winning writers and editors.

Our graduates work at prominent publications and succeed as authors, freelancers, reporters, editors, or teachers at agencies, nonprofits, or other companies.

Also available: Graduate Certificate in Science Writing

Why Choose JHU?

  • Asynchronous Courses: Learn when and where it's best for you.
  • Master's Degree or Graduate Certificate: Choose the best option for you. If you're unsure about pursuing a master's now, but want to sharpen your skills, earn your Graduate Certificate in Science or Teaching Writing.
  • High-Level Interaction: Faculty are available for group and private chats. Students from across the globe interact easily with one another through multiple digital mediums.
  • Short Residencies: Build your network and skill set with 7- to 10-day residencies in exciting locations.
  • World-Class Learning: Learning from anywhere means you can learn from anyone. JHU AAP pulls expert faculty and guest lecturers from around the globe to teach you current skills.
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