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Master of Fine Arts in Writing

MFA degrees offered in Traditional, Online and Evening formats Best Value Master's in Creative Writing ProgramsMFA in Writing Program: On-Campus or Online

  • The MFA in Writing degree can be completed fully on-campus, fully online, or through a combination of both on-campus and online courses
  • No residency requirement for fully online students
  • Classes are offered on a quarterly basis through Lindenwood University's accelerated program
  • On-campus students meet one night per week, earning 9 credit hours per quarter
  • Writing workshops, literature classes, and craft classes are available in a wide variety of genres
  • Classes are taught by experienced writers who are published authors, journalists, and editors
  • Students can serve as editorial assistants for The Lindenwood Review literary journal
  • MFA students enhance their writing skills, develop their analysis expertise, and expand their literary knowledge
  • Graduates often pursue careers in writing, editing, publishing, and teaching 
  • The MFA is a terminal degree that qualifies graduates to teach writing at the university level
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Program admission is contingent upon approval of a submitted creative writing sample and a Statement of Purpose
  • Visit our MFA in Writing program page and Prospective Students page for submission details and program information
Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301