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M.F.A. in Creative Writing

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 four major genres: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and dramatic writing. 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. student will also learn the practical procedures of submitting a manuscript and applying for grants and jobs.

We have generous scholarships, internships and teaching opportunities, including the chance to teach a section of the undergraduate creative writing course.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of Adelphi’s connections to New York City’s lively arts scenes and our relationships with organizations such as PEN, AWP and Cave Canem.

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Find out more about the program in the M.F.A. Frequently Asked Questions section or download the M.F.A. Graduate Student Handbook.
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Visiting Writers
Adelphi hosts numerous visiting writers and professors who enrich the M.F.A. program.
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Awards, Honors
and Associations
Recognizing excellence in all its forms.
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Heart of the Matter
A video about the value of studying the humanities by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
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