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MFA in Creative Writing

Western New England University

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College of Arts and Sciences
1215 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, Massachusetts, 01119, United States

What We Offer

Summary

Western New England University is located in a residential section of Springfield, MA, enrolling over 3,800 students. Renowned for personal attention and a culture of genuine student concern, the University offers nearly 50 undergraduate programs and over 30 graduate and professional programs through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and the School of Law. The University is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and is ranked as one of the Best National Universities in the U.S. New and World Report America’s Best Colleges. Accredited by AACSB International, the College of Business is among less than 5% of schools worldwide that hold this prestigious accreditation. This is a two-year, 48-credit curriculum program blending online learning with four short-term residency sessions (five days) held at our picturesque Western New England campus in the summer. The Winter Residency is typically held in the Berkshires. This program offers a rigorous individualized curriculum without the demands of a full-time program. It covers all aspects of fiction writing through intensive workshops, classes in craft, courses in special topics, manuscript consultations, and individual conferences. Annually there are two entry points, summer (July) and winter (January), each beginning with an intense, weeklong residency consisting of inaugural lectures on literature, craft, and language; readings by a series of noted visiting writers; and panels made up of literary agents and editors.

Academic Fields

English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
Creative Writing.
Playwriting and Screenwriting.
Writing, General.
Writing.

Degrees

Master's, MFA, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Formats

Part Time, Online or Distance

Keywords

MFA Creative Writing

Contacts

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox
Executive Director of Graduate Admissions
mfox@wne.edu
mfox@wne.edu
413-782-1410

Laurie Barber

Laurie Barber
Graduate Admissions Counselor
laurie.barber@wne.edu
laurie.barber@wne.edu
(413) 782-1731

Who We're Looking For

Summary

Candidates seeking admissions to the MFA in Creative Writing should possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. The review process will focus largely on the candidate's writing sample submitted with the application for admission.

Academic Backgrounds

Creative Writing.
Writing.
Writing, General.

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