MFA in Creative Writing

Apply for the MFA degree in Creative Writing and Write the book you want to read.

The Saint Mary's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program offers a campus environment that feels like a writing retreat.

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, our two-year MFA degree program offers concentrations in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry.

A third year in an additional genre is optional. Students can enroll in a fifth semester Book Manuscript Intensive course. 

Each student receives partial tuition funding. Apply for teaching fellowships, assistantships and paid internships. Learn more about funding your Masters of Fine Arts program.

Read up on our community's core values and mission to create an inclusive writing program. Masters of Fine Arts students come from all backgrounds, different states, and many countries. 

Our priority deadline for admission in Fall 2023 has passed, but you still have time to apply before our final deadline of January 30th, 2023. Feel free to reach out about an application fee waiver as we're happy to accommodate students who demonstrate a need to waive the fee.

Tips on submitting your application to the Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program.

Contact us for tutorials with MFA faculty on writing your personal statement, submitting your best writing sample, applying for a teaching fellowship and more.