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 within the San Francisco Bay Area.

The two-year MFA degree program at Saint Mary's offers concentrations in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. Take writing workshop every semester and meet with editors and literary agents. 

A third year in an additional genre is optional. Students can enroll in a fifth semester Book Manuscript Intensive course. Book Manuscript Intensive is open any writer interested in preparing a manuscript for publication.

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. 

Priority deadline for admission is December 10th and the final deadline to apply is January 31st. Inquire for an application fee waiver.

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.