Literature options include American crime fiction, science fiction, post-apocalyptic novels, and author- and era-focused courses.Nearly all course components offer 100% online completion.Choosing an emphasis requires students to take 27 credits of emphasis-related courses and to complete their thesis in their chosen area.
If desired, students can choose an emphasis in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction.
Since the writing program's founding in 2006, graduates and faculty have published more than 400 novels, articles, and short stories; produced more than 60 films and 90 plays; and established four new publishing companies and journals.
These low-residency programs allow for online completion of most course components.
Harvard ascribes to the belief that current academic ability is the best predictor of future success in the program.
Thus, prospective students must register for and complete two graduate-level courses before submitting a formal application.