• Overview
  • Pen a future in writing.

    Fiction. Poetry. Nonfiction. No matter your genre, if you want a career in the literary arts, this program provides the rigorous instruction and expert guidance you need to polish your craft and develop your voice as a professional writer.

    As an M.F.A. student, you will undergo intensive theoretical and practical training across genres – including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, editing and publishing. You will complete a thesis in the form of a collection of poetry, short stories, essays, a novel or memoir.

    The M.F.A. program features an intimate, supportive learning environment with an award-winning faculty of published writers. Students have opportunities to publish their works in national literary magazines and for mentorship from nationally recognized authors through the Distinguished Visiting Writers Program.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Are an aspiring professional writer
    • Want to teach creative writing at university or college level
    • Have a strong background in creative writing
    • Self-motivated and goal-oriented
    • Eager to be challenged, technically and creatively
    • Committed to developing your craft
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you may become a/an:
    • Professor
    • Editor
    • Environmental writer
    • Magazine writer
    • Novelist
    • Poet
    • Publisher
    • Teacher
    • Writing conference/program director
    • Public relations specialist
    • Advertising professional
    • Journalist
    • Freelance business writer
    • Arts manager