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Creative Writing BA - Benefits

  • An outstanding writing faculty of widely published novelists, story writers, poets, dramatists, screen and television writers, article writers, essayists, and journalists.
  • Association with FDU's low-residency MFA in Creative Writing, including shared faculty and resources.
  • Opportunities to publish in print in the magazines produced by the Scribblers' Club and online on Web Del Sol on the FDU creative writing site.
  • Visiting writers who read from their works and meet with students.
  • A publishing environment that includes The Literary Review: An International Journal of Contemporary Writing, which has been issued quarterly for close to a half century, and the Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.
  • Opportunities for internships with newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, advertising and public relations agencies, corporations, non profit organizations, and others.
  • Literature courses in American, British, and international writing taught by a faculty of recognized scholars.
  • Opportunities for second majors or minors in fields such as literature, communication, theater, electronic filmmaking, digital media, history, psychology, political science, and sociology.
  • Education in a global perspective that includes FDU's unique associations with the United Nations and the World Heath Organizations, courses with the participation of Global Virtual Scholars, and FDU's Global Issues Gateway web site.
  • Opportunities for study abroad, including semesters at FDU's Wroxton College, its English campus located close to Oxford and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford.

For information about the University and the College at Florham, go to or write to University Admissions Office, 1000 River Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Phone 800-338-8803 toll-free.

To apply, you may use online forms or by mail by requesting forms from University Admissions.



Odysseus Makridis, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Tel: 973-443-8096

Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-MS3-01
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Third Floor, side wing staircase
Hennessy Hall (Mansion)