Ball State University

MA Program

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Program Established: 
Muncie, IN
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
November 1, 2023
Application Fee: 
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Contact Name: 
Katy Didden
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers competitive teaching assistantships.

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The program encourages cross-genre study and offers a track in screenwriting in addition to tracks in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

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.

Applicants wishing to apply for a graduate assistantship must complete their applications by January 15 to guarantee consideration. The application deadline for fall is July 10. The application deadline for spring is November 1.