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36 Credit Hours
The fully online Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is a two-year, 36 credit program divided into five different components: workshop courses, literature courses, craft courses, a literary research course, and a supervised thesis. Each workshop will be led by a published faculty member. During the course of the program, each student will have had the opportunity to work with multiple published authors.
This course of study is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of current and future writing professionals. By utilizing a combination of theoretical inquiry and practical application, students will gain greater insight into what makes writing worthy of publication. This online MFA will prepare students to pursue the life of a professional writer.
Create an account and submit our online application. Once submitted, you can follow your application process through the application portal.
Submit official transcripts from an accreditor that is recognized by the US Department of Education stating the conferral of the Bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 system.
*To be considered official, transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope from the institution or through secured electronic delivery.
Please upload a writing sample in fiction to your application portal.
Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and uploaded to your application portal. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
Tell us about your journey, background and/or goals as a writer.
Who or what are your literary influences?
Explain why an online format interests you in completing your degree and how you feel your schedule can accommodate the 20-25 hours per week of work to pursue your MFA degree.