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 Manuscript 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! Also check out our Virtual Information Sessions to hear directly from faculty about the program, funding, and more. 

  4. Connect with our faculty, alumni, or current students. Contact Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment, Collin Skeen, to book a meeting.

  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 to the Fall 2023 cohort is December 12th, 2022 and our final deadline is January 30th, 2023.