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Program in Writing Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Nova Southeastern University

  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 73%27%
    student ratio
  • 15
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • June 1
    fall application deadline
  • 33%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees/awards offered


Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences at Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University's Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences is one of the institution's 18 schools, colleges, and centers. NSU currently serves more than 28,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in disciplines ranging from osteopathic medicine, oceanography, and business to early childhood education, computer science, and psychology. The 300-acre main campus is located near the cultural hubs of Fort Lauderdale and Miami, which exposes students to unlimited opportunities for personal and professional growth. Students are part of a campus community and an international network of more than 143,000 alumni.

Master of Arts in Writing Program

The Master of Arts in Writing degree program provides students with foundations in rhetoric, research, and the evolution of the English language. Students develop expertise in a variety of professional and creative writing genres and have opportunities to study teaching writing. Students can go on to careers in writing, publishing, and education; work as professional writers for magazines, newspapers, and businesses; and pursue a variety of Ph.D. programs of study.

Writing classes are held on NSU's main campus in a seminar format that promotes educational growth in a supportive environment. Small classes maximize learning opportunities. Students receive individual attention and mentoring from their professors, who provide detailed, directed support for research activities and thesis development. College faculty members have a wide variety of professional backgrounds and research expertise.

Students are encouraged to share their work and develop professional contacts at local and regional conferences. Guest lecturers, visiting writers, and faculty members share their expertise in the Distinguished Speakers Series, the Faculty Lecture Series, and the Faculty Symposium.

To learn more about the overall University and what is offered, students can also view videos on Nova's YouTube channel.

Location & Contact

Program in Writing

Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Nova Southeastern University

3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
United States

Dr. Star Vanguri

Assistant Professor

Phone: 954-262-7680

Isabelle De Castro

Graduate Program Enrollment Coordinator

Phone: 954-262-8361

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Writing Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 7
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


33% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 6
    • Accepted 2
    • Acceptance Rate 33
    • Enrolled 1
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline June 1st June 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline October 15th October 15th Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJune 30
    • Types of financial support availableNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students15
    • Female Percentage73%
    • Male Percentage27%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students15
    • Part-time Percentage27%
    • Full-time Percentage73%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino47%
    • Black / African American13%
    • White / Caucasian27%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown13%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty13
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage69%
    • Male Percentage31%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchGender studies, fiction and poetry, music history, mystery and detective fiction, ancient philosophy, technical writing
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported




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