Southern New Hampshire University Online Reviews of Master's in Creative Writing

  • 6 Reviews
  • Manchester (NH)
  • Annual Tuition: $11,286
25% of 6 students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of 6 students said they would recommend this program to others
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A.N. Leonard
  • Reviewed: 8/27/2019
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"I a little more than halfway through the MFA in Creative Writing program and I am really enjoying it. My professors have been great; all have been very nice and their responses and critiques are prompt and thoughtful. I like the video class discussions and feel like I get to know the other people in the class. My wife had a very positive experience with the MA in English and Creative Writing as well. We're both public school teachers and appreciate the excellent organization of the courses and the detailed rubrics that spell out grading criteria. This is a very upbeat and positive atmosphere. I also really like that the professors are all current authors, and hearing their story and their experiences with different topics related to writing and the business side of writing is very interesting and helpful. It is interesting to write within new literary genres and I enjoy learning about the genres with which I am not familiar. There is also a lot of focus on publishing and the business side of being an author. If you enjoy writing and are willing to make time to do the work, I think you will enjoy this program. Lastly, the technical quality of the courses, video discussions, research library, and student access to grades, and transcripts is excellent. The registration, scheduling, and financial services are on auto pilot and everything is processed for you. Amazing! Nothing like the the other colleges and universities I have attended. Very user friendly and the best organization of resources that I have experienced. Very hassle free."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2019
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"The program was fun and I learned a good deal. Although, It did not feel like the most rigorous program out there. The career services have been a complete joke, though. Frequent unanswered emails and have had to repeat myself to counselors over and over again."
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2019
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"This program is satisfactory if you want something light, but it is not an academic experience. It is manufactured, and the rubrics are set so that you have to really not complete the work in order to do poorly. There is plenty of work to complete, but the faculty and administration do not treat you like a graduate student; it is much like being a lower level student. If you are serious about this degree, look elsewhere. If you are just having fun, this is for you."
  • Reviewed: 10/15/2018
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"This program is more costly than an in person program, by more than twice as much, and does not have the overhead that the in person program does. From my experience, it is a for-profit degree mill, though it states otherwise. Once you put in interest, your phone will start ringing off the hook immediately. If you don't answer, it will constantly ring every day for as long as you allow it. But what get me is, I was in a Master's program and attended in person at University of New Orleans. I found it to be a far more quality experience with far more resources, information, and support to help you succeed in the field. Plus, taking up class space and using their resources costs far more than what an online program should, since it has pretty much no overhead. They only pay the instructors $2000 per ten week course and it's set up in a same, efficient McDonald's type fashion as every other course. We as students are doing everything on our own with not near the support or resources as an in-person program. However, it costs more than twice as much as the in-person program. And has done nothing to help me advance in the field."
  • Reviewed: 7/1/2017
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"I took a class in the Graduate Creative Writing Program that was great. I wanted to take another class before switching to the official degree program. The Coursework Only Representatives were definitely not friendly and totally turned me off from pursuing the degree program unfortunately."
  • Reviewed: 10/7/2016
  • Degree: Creative Writing
"I really like this college. I had a rough start due to issues in my personal life. After starting my first class, I got very sick and had to withdraw. Then i decided to change my mind about my major. Many universities would make you apply all over again for a new graduate program, you usually can't just change majors like you can with undergrad. I was delighted that they let me simply change into the new program! Unfortunately a string of unfortunate events occurred in my life which really screwed me up. Due to a death in the family causing me to have to move suddenly to watch the now empty house, then move again when estate was settled, I was emotionally fried and let my course go. Not only that but due to the short school terms at SNHU, I hadn't realized that the new term had started and I wasn't doing any work for it! Due to this string of circumstances, I had to file appeals to reinstate my funding. But, they worked with me and my advisor was GREAT through all of it. Now that the dust has settled, I'm back enrolled again and about to finally complete my first class. The professor is great, knows the topic well, nice, communicative. The class format is easy to navigate and submit work. I think the program that I'm in is absolutely great. And there are so many good programs at SNHU that I had a hard time choosing, and and have looked at many on their website that I would whole hearted recommend to others. I've called their one stop help line a few times and the wait is never too long, they usually can help with whatever you need, or will refer you to who can. I've used their online chat to ask questions and to chat with a librarian. That plus the personally assigned advisor make navigating this school very easy! I actually did start a masters at another college, University at Buffalo in the NY state system. Even though that was in person, I felt totally alone there, like nobody had my back. There wasn't anyone guide you in the program. Your advisor did that in addition to teaching a full schedule and advising many other students. I felt lost and confused there. I'm much more comfortable and confident at SNHU. And after all my unfortunate false starts, I feel this will be smooth sailing finally :-)"