Ball State University

MA Program

Program Established: 
Muncie, IN
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Silas Hansen
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Katy Didden, Mark Neely
Fiction: Cathy Day, Sarah Domet, Sean Lovelace
Nonfiction: Jill Christman, Silas Hansen
Screenwriting: Rani Deighe Crowe, Matt Mullins

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers competitive teaching assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students have the opportunity to participate in annual and bi-annual programs and events such as Practical Criticism Midwest, the In Print Festival of First Books, the Visiting Writer’s Series, the online literary journals River Teeth and Bonfire(s), Creative Writing in the Community, and the Cinema Entertainment Immersion. The program also emphasizes creative writing pedagogy, literary citizenship, literary editing and publishing, and creative writing administration opportunities. It encourages cross-genre study and offers a track in screenwriting in addition to tracks in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.