MFA in Creative Writing
MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING
The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing balances the study
and practice of creative writing with academic coursework in English. Students
participate in writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, undertake coursework
in literature, and study critical theory. MFA candidates will present a
creative thesis of between 45 to 120 pages, depending on genre.
The MFA Program at Northern Arizona University allows you
- live and write in the beautiful, vibrant city of Flagstaff
- focus on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction
- participate in intensive writing workshops with dedicated
- our selective admission ensures high-quality workshops
- applications are reviewed year-round
- graduate assistantships and tuition waivers are available through
a competitive selection process. Selection begins in early February. For first consideration of your application,
submit all materials by February 1.
Please see the academic catalog for the most recent
information regarding courses. The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative
source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in
curricular requirements from other sources will default to the catalog as the
official, authoritative source.
For more information about NAU’s MFA in creative writing, contact Dr. Nicole Walker, Associate Professor of English.
A Graduate Teaching Assistantship can provide financial support
for your graduate studies and invaluable professional experience. GTAs are available on a limited basis and are
awarded through a highly competitive selection process. A successful application will include a detailed, persuasive
statement, distinct from the statement submitted for admission to the MFA
program, which specifically describes the applicant’s teaching experience
and/or potential to be an effective composition instructor. Also, it is important that you direct your references to
specifically address your teaching potential in their letters of
Learn more about the available graduate assistantships.
the graduate student literary journal, celebrates its
20-year anniversary. Run entirely by students in the MFA program, the magazine
invites you to join its editorial staff and to attend or participate in its
award-winning reading series, Narrow Chimney.