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Creative Writing, M.F.A.

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.

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

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

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