MFA in Creative Writing
The Masters of Fine Art in Creative Writing allows you to balance academic coursework in English with the study of creative writing. The Northern Arizona University English Graduate Program offers a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Students participate in writing workshops in fiction and poetry, undertake coursework in literary periods and types, and study critical theory. MFA candidates also present an MFA thesis: a minimum of 30 poems or 5 short stories of at least 60 pages, 5 essays of at least 60 pages or 120 pages of a novel or memoir.
The MFA program at Northern Arizona University allows you to:
- live and write in Flagstaff while working on your MFA in Creative Writing.
- focus on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction
- enjoy intensive instruction with dedicated professors
- our selective admission ensures small, high-quality
- applications are reviewed year-round
- graduate assistantships and tuition waivers are available
(selection begins in early February: for first consideration of your GA
application, submit all materials by February 1st.)
Click here for more information about how to apply.
For more information about the creative writing program,
contact Dr. Nicole Walker, Assistant
Professor of English. You can also see our brochure
and download the degree plan to learn more about the program.
MFA Program Information
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