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Book Development Graduate Certificate

What You’ll Study

If you’ve written the first draft of your book, maybe even a second or third, and agents show interest but ultimately pass. Or if you are a poet but can’t seem to get to first place or publication, this graduate certificate is the perfect program to give your writing the career the support it needs. Our program meets the needs of committed and professional creative writers who have drafted a book-length manuscript and who will benefit from honing their craft while immersed in a community of fellow writers.

Student reading a book

This special program pairs a writer with an editor from a major publishing house to help take your manuscript to the next level. Past editors have come from Henry Holt, Farrar Straus & Giroux, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Red Hen, Viking, Penguin, and Riverhead. 

Program Highlights

Number of credits: 12 credit hours

Average Completion Time: 6 months

Cost per credit: $850 per credit hour

Flexible Program: Online and in-person

Highlighted Courses

  • Book Development I (ENG 701) 
  • Book Development II (ENG 702) 

Program Contact

Samantha Willingham

Program Coordinator, MFA

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