Wilkes University

Our program is offered in a convenient low-residency or "weekender" format.

Each project term is kicked off by a residency or "weekender" session, depending on the format choice that suits you best.

View our application requirements and deadline

Online semesters with eight-day residencies in January and June.

Creative Writing Residencies

January

  • Jan. 7 to 15, 2022
  • Jan. 6 to 14, 2023
  • Jan. 5 to 13, 2024

June

  • June 17 to 25, 2022
  • June 16 to 24, 2023
  • June 21 to 29, 2024

Online learning with four face-to-face Zoom sessions that cover the same material as during the residencies.

2022

  • Winter: Jan. 7-9, Jan. 21-22 and Feb. 4-5
  • Summer: Limited weekender options (by director's permission only)

2023

  • Winter: Jan. 6-8, 20-22 and 27-29
  • Summer: Limited Weekender options (by Director's permission only)

2022

  • June 17 to Dec. 9
    • (Semester Aug. 15 - Dec. 2)

2023

  • Jan. 6 to May 19
    • (Semester Jan. 30-May 19)
  • June 16 to Dec 8
    • (Semester Aug. 14 - Dec. 1)

Tuition

  • MA Courses: $750 per credit plus applicable fees.
  • MFA Courses: $675 plus applicable fees.

(Lower rates for non-degree-seeking classes and master classes)

Fees

Semester Fees

  • University Fee - $84 per credit hour
  • Residency Fee - $200 per residency
  • Housing and meals during residency is to be determined and will vary between June and January residences (usually $200-$275 per student)

One-Time Fees

  • $35 non-refundable application fee
  • Graduation Fee - $170 (Charged to graduating students in their last semester)
Upon acceptance, each student must pay a $300 non-refundable deposit to hold their seat in their selected residency.

Creative Writing Community Workshops