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Creative Writing Schools in Massachusetts

There are 11 schools in the state of Massachusetts offering creative writing programs. 340 students graduated with degrees from Massachusetts creative writing schools in 2010. 261 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 79 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 321 students graduate from programs in this state in creative writing each year. This accounts for 6% of creative writing students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 261 students graduated with a degree in creative writing at the bachelor's level and 79 with a master's level degree.

11 creative writing schools are in this state. Out of these, seven schools are private, while four schools are public. While private creative writing school tuition varies from $29,525 to $41,982, tuition at a public creative writing school varies from $7,053 to $11,917.

Average tuition for creative writing programs is $22,615. While the lowest tuition in this state, which is $7,053 each year, is at Fitchburg State University, the highest tuition for creative writing programs, which is $41,982 every year, is at Bard College at Simon's Rock.

Schools in Massachusetts offer bachelors degrees and masters degrees in creative writing.

Creative Writing Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

On average, 321 students graduate from programs in this state in creative writing each year. This accounts for 6% of creative writing students who schools in the United States graduate. Of those, 261 students graduated with a degree in creative writing at the bachelor's level and 79 with a master's level degree.

Creative Writing Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 168
  • Bachelor 2007: 199
  • Bachelor 2008: 217
  • Bachelor 2009: 257
  • Bachelor 2010: 261
  • Master 2006: 103
  • Master 2007: 81
  • Master 2008: 85
  • Master 2009: 103
  • Master 2010: 79

Creative Writing Program Availability in Massachusetts

Schools in this state offer a total of 14 creative writing programs. Of these programs, about 71.4% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level.

Creative Writing Program Availability in Massachusetts

  • Bachelor: 10
  • Master: 4

Career Trends

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Salary by Percentile

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Salary by Percentile

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 33290
  • 25th Percentile: 42490
  • Median: 56600
  • 75th Percentile: 70640
  • 90th Percentile: 90960

Career Trends

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Employment Trend

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Employment Trend

Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 48590
  • Median Salary 2007: 53100
  • Median Salary 2008: 55870
  • Median Salary 2009: 56870
  • Median Salary 2010: 56600
  • Total Employed 2006: 1010
  • Total Employed 2007: 860
  • Total Employed 2008: 840
  • Total Employed 2009: 840
  • Total Employed 2010: 970

Massachusetts vs National Creative Writing Employment

Massachusetts vs National Creative Writing Employment

  • Employed in Massachusetts: 2.367% (970)

Creative Writing Schools in Massachusetts

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1. Emerson College

120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116-4624
(617) 824-8500

Emerson College, which is 0.5 miles from the center of the city, is located in Boston, MA. This school offers two creative writing programs. Out of those, this liberal arts college offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in creative writing and one master's level creative writing degree. This school is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts. This medium-sized school is the second biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering creative writing in terms of programs.

2. Bard College at Simon's Rock

84 Alford Rd
Great Barrington, MA 01230-9702
(413) 644-4400

Bard College at Simon's Rock is in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. and Simons Rock offers one creative writing program. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts. In terms of programs, this school is the biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering creative writing.

3. Lesley University

29 Everett St
Cambridge, MA 02138-2790
(617) 868-9600

Lesley University, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Cambridge, MA and this school offers one creative writing program. It is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the seventh largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering creative writing.

4. Hampshire College

893 West St
Amherst, MA 01002-5001
(413) 549-4600

Hampshire College is located in Amherst, MA and this school offers one program in creative writing. This school is a 4-year institution. Hampshire is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering creative writing in terms of programs.

5. Brandeis University

415 South St
Waltham, MA 02454-9110
(781) 736-2000

Brandeis University, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Waltham, MA and it offers one creative writing program. Overall, 5,642 students seek degrees in 112 Bramdeis programs. It is the ninth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering creative writing programs.

6. Suffolk University

8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill
Boston, MA 02108-2770
(617) 573-8000

Founded in 1906, Suffolk University is a 4-year institution. Suffolk is located in the center of Boston. It is the 15th biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts. It offers subjects including business management, communications, and language. This school offers students 17 certificates, seven degrees at the associates level, 97 bachelors level degrees, 45 degrees at the masters level, and five doctoral level degrees. 9,068 students sought degrees from the 119 programs at Suffolk in 2010. Suffolk is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

7. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307
(617) 253-1000

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers one program in creative writing and this university, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Cambridge, MA. This university is a 4-year research institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks second in the state of Massachusetts.

8. Salem State University

352 Lafayette St
Salem, MA 1970
(978) 542-6000

Salem State University is in the suburbs of Salem, Massachusetts and this school offers one creative writing program. Salem State is a public 4-year institution. This school ranks third in terms of enrollment in the state of Massachusetts.

9. Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
(413) 782-3111

Western New England University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Springfield, MA and it offers one creative writing program. This medium-sized school is a 4-year institution. WNE is the ninth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering creative writing.

10. The University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 1003
(413) 545-0111

The University of Massachusetts Amherst offers one program in creative writing. It is a public, 4-year, research institution. This research university is the third oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering creative writing programs.

11. Bridgewater State University

131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 2325
(508) 531-1000

Bridgewater State University is in the suburbs of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. It offers two programs in creative writing. Of those, Bridgewater offers students one bachelor's level degree in creative writing and one master's level degree in creative writing. Overall, 11,201 students seek degrees in 147 BSU programs. Bridgewater is the third largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering creative writing.

12. Fitchburg State University

160 Pearl St
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
(978) 345-2151

Fitchburg State University offers one program in creative writing and Fitchburg State is located in the suburbs of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. It is one of 42 public post-secondary institutions in Massachusetts. Fitchburg State ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Massachusetts.