Wilkes has the largest low residency M.F.A./M.A. program in the country.* In our Creative Writing program you will work with a community of professional writers to learn the craft and business of writing. Earn your M.A. and M.F.A. online with limited campus residencies.
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Creative Writing Program highlights:
Online with campus residencies in January and June
Residencies include workshops, readings and meetings with writers
Meet with agents and editors to learn the business of writing
Bachelor’s degree in any field considered for admission
M.A. completion in 18 months; M.F.A. completion in an additional 12 months
Start the program on campus or in Mesa, Arizona
Creative Writing Admission Requirements:
Application and $35 application fee
Two letters of recommendation (optional)
Official transcripts for all college work
Creative Writing Faculty and advisory board members include: Beverly Donofrio, Toi Derricotte, Larry Heinemann, William Heyen, H.L. Hix, Marlon James, Kaylie Jones, William J. Kennedy, Colum McCann, Lawrence Schiller and more.
*Source: Poets & Writers, 2011 list of M.F.A. programs by enrollment
Residency means... You are on the Wilkes University campus for two eight-day residencies per year in January and June.
The rest of your coursework will be conveniently delivered via a password-protected website, so you can connect with faculty and classmates from any computer equipped with an Internet connection