MFA Prospective Students

The Saint Mary's MFA in Creative Writing program is a Bay Area two-year fulltime degree program in creative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry with the option for a third year in an alternate genre or a fifth semester Book Manuscirpt Intensive course.  Students are admitted on the basis of original manuscripts, letters of recommendation, and undergraduate records.

I want to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing. Now what?

  1. Complete our Inquiry Form.

  2. Learn about our application process, funding, and more.

  3. Apply online! Focus your energy on submitting the best writing sample you can submit. 

  4. Connect with our faculty, alumni, or current students. Contact Program Assistant, Krista Varela Posell, for details.

  5. If you're applying for graduate financial aid or scholarships, complete your FAFSA.

The MFA program's core values shape our community. Learn more about our mission and history. 

Priority deadline for application is December 10th and final deadline is January 31st. Inquiry for a fee waiver code.