MFA Preparation


Get a thorough overview of the current landscape of MFA programs in creative writing to successfully identify your goals and develop your own application materials.


What you will learn.

  • Review full residency, low residency, and hybrid programs
  • Hear from MFA program guests about different approaches to graduate study in creative writing
  • Identify the best programs for your application process
  • Hone and revise your application materials

About this course:

With over three hundred MFA programs to choose from nationwide, it's often difficult to know which program might be right for you, how to be prepared for the arduous application process, and whether a full-residency or low-residency option is your best choice. This course addresses the process from the ground up. Guests from MFA programs discuss their programs, and current and former students from both full-residency and low-residency programs talk honestly about what to expect in terms of workload. Equally important is the focus on your creative work (fiction or creative nonfiction), which is honed in workshops, with the goal of ensuring an application packet that is appropriate for your targeted university. Note: students wishing to apply to MFA programs in poetry are welcome to take the course; however, workshops will focus primarily on prose.

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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