Wilkes University

Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing

Master's in creative writing students listen to a lecture in the library.

Follow your passion.

Write your story.

Work to get published.

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At Wilkes, we focus on craft, community, and career.

  • Receive one-on-one instruction from our accomplished, caring faculty.
  • Join a community of writers that will stay with you after you leave.
  • Get business advice and work at an internship to jump-start your career.
  • Meet with an agent, editor, or producer and get their feedback on your ms.

Choose from two convenient formats:

  • Low-residency: online writing semesters with eight-day on-campus residencies in January and June. Learn more about our residencies.
  • Weekender: online writing semesters with four online weekend sessions instead of the week-long residency. Always an option for the winter residency; sometimes for the summer residency. 

Face-to-face components give you the opportunity to share ideas and interact with your colleagues, faculty and guest lecturers. Your semester coursework is conveniently conducted online so you can connect with your faculty and classmates from anywhere. Our cohort format creates a strong bond among peers – relationships that last a lifetime. Many of our graduates stay in touch, form writing groups, review one other's books, connect one another to editors and producers, and participate in writing retreats with their cohort, well beyond graduation. All students must attend at least one (online or in-person) residency.

Since the founding of our program in 2005, members of our creative writing community have made a tremendous impact in the literary and arts world.

Info for Creative Writing at Wilkes

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing is to educate our students in the craft, community, and career of writing through a commitment to instruction, mentorship, publishing opportunities, and industry-specific internships. We offer a nationally recognized graduate creative writing program where students find the instruction, writing support, and market opportunities to become lifelong, productive, professional writers who use their writing talents to contribute to the common good.


Wilkes Graduate Creative Writing Program Collection

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Wilkes Graduate Creative Writing Program - General Documentation Guidelines

Students requesting accommodations and services at Wilkes University are required to submit documentation to determine eligibility in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The following guidelines are provided in the interest of assuring that documentation is complete and accurate.

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