MFA in Creative Writing


Write here. Write now.

Our MFA in Creative Writing program is a two-year, full time, residential degree program in creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry. We welcome writers from all walks of life and embrace risk taking on and off the page. Our literary community is made stronger when more voices are heard.

MFA in Creative Writing Alumna, Kelly Egan

“By becoming a better reader, I became a much better writer.”

In the MFA in Poetry program I was not only exposed to a diverse range of texts, I also learned creative ways of approaching even the most experimental ones. This reading stretched my writing and helped me uncover the more raw, authentic layers of my own voice and rhythm.

– MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry alumna Kelly Egan

Kehinde Badiru smiles wearing a red shirt in front of trees

“I’m a better writer than I was two years ago, and a better person, too.”

Kehinde Badiru, MFA ’23, reflects on his journey from eco-poetry in Nigeria to being awarded the inaugural Brenda Hillman Award.

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Admissions and Financial Aid

Admitted students in the MFA in Creative Writing program are automatically considered for scholarships. Fellowships, assistantships and community partner paid internships are also available.

School and Department Information

Chris Feliciano Arnold
Director, MFA in Creative Writing

Collin Skeen
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment