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Post-master’s Certificate in Writing Enrichment

Miss your MFA days?

You can earn a Post-master’s Certificate in Writing Enrichment.

Wherever you earned your MFA, or MA with creative thesis, Spalding’s Post-master’s Certificate in Writing Enrichment brings you back to your writing with a low-residency semester of study in any of the creative writing genres we teach. Or you can study professional writing and editing, adding a valuable new dimension to your writing abilities.

If you earned your degree somewhere other than Spalding, the Post-master’s Certificate offers another invaluable benefit: a lifetime of access to the best MFA alumni association going. Our alum association offers year-round opportunities: professional development at spring and fall residencies in Louisville, literary-themed travel during summer residencies abroad, local get-togethers with other alums, and online writing groups to keep you engaged.

The 15-hour certificate includes a 3-hour residency course, which you can complete on campus or during a summer residency abroad, and a 12-hour independent study course, completed from home while you work one-on-one with a Spalding MFA faculty mentor. You can mix and match genres—for instance, you might study Professional Writing and Editing during the residency but switch to fiction for the independent study.

To inquire about application requirements and options for study, email schoolofwriting@spalding.edu. Financial aid is available.