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M.F.A. in Creative Writing

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Learn to create new worlds through skillful writing.

An intimate program, Adelphi’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing offers students the opportunity to specialize in the genres of poetry, fiction or creative non-fiction. We offer unique hands-on experiences to meet with writers, agents, editors and arts administrators to learn firsthand about the professional life of a writer. M.F.A. students will also learn the practical procedures of submitting a manuscript and applying for grants and jobs.

Why should I enroll in Adelphi’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing program?

We offer a unique opportunity to meet with writers, agents, editors and arts administrators and to develop relationships with such professional organizations as  the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), Cave Canem and PEN, while you discover your personal career path. You’ll benefit from small class sizes and the chance to apply for generous scholarships and internships. You’ll also get practical guidance in the processes of submitting manuscripts and applying for grants and jobs. And you will be eligible to apply to teach an undergraduate writing course.

What will I study in the M.F.A. program?

We have specializations in four major genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and dramatic writing.

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Please note: The M.F.A. curriculum is in the process of being updated for Fall 2016.

Who are the Creative Writing faculty?

Our faculty counts among its members a number of award-winning writers, playwrights and poets.

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What will it cost?

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is currently a 40-credit program and carries the per-credit cost of $1,110 for graduate study in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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How do I apply?

The application deadline for Fall 2016 admission to the M.F.A. in Creative Writing is August 15.

  • Submit a writing sample in one of the following genres: poetry, fiction or nonfiction.

» Apply now to Adelphi’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing program

Find out more about the program in the M.F.A. Frequently Asked Questions section or download the M.F.A. Graduate Student Handbook (PDF).
 

For further information, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
e – graduateadmissions@adelphi.edu
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