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Welcome to our writing community!

The Lindenwood University MFA in Writing program offers an active and supportive writing community. We host MFA Readings for graduating students and alumni, as well as other literary events throughout the year. Students and alumni can keep in touch and receive program updates and writing-related information through our MFA Students group in Canvas, our program Facebook page, our literary journal Facebook page for The Lindenwood Review, our Student/Alumni Facebook group, and by attending our events. Calls for submissions and upcoming literary events are posted regularly on our program Facebook page. 

Important Info for MFA Students


Registration info
Class Schedule SU QTR 18 (click on each class title to view course descriptions, class types, and textbook info)
Textbook Ordering Info 
Thesis Guidelines & enrollment info
First assignment & start date info for Online Classes SU QTR 18
On-Campus Cluster first assignment & start date SU QTR 18
Projected Schedule 2018-2019
Important Upcoming Dates for MFA Students
Quarterly Academic Calendar  
- An informational handout with a sample Degree Plan is available HERE.


Degree Application Deadlines & Instructions (includes transfer credit info)
Teacher Grant info
Emphasis Option
MFA Coursework
The On-Campus Experience: A video of the Ann Leckie Craft Talk event will soon be posted on this page. Online students who live in Missouri or Illinois may be interested in taking some coursework on-campus and attending our program events. On-campus clusters are 9 credit hours and meet one night per week from 6-10 for 12 weeks in Lindenwood's new LARC building, which also houses a Starbucks and the Lindenwood library.
Announcements & Events
MFA News
MFA Foundations - posts by our faculty members on foundational elements of the craft of creative writing
LU MFA Facebook page 
LU MFA Student & Alumni Facebook group 
Faculty Bios
MFA Advisors
The Lindenwood Review
MFA Alumni
Teaching Resources


Canvas Basics for Online MFA Students
Canvas Info for On-Campus MFA Students
Instructions for Video Journals in Canvas 
Student Authentication Requirement


EMAIL through Office 365 - students have access to Mail, Word, and other apps - more info and videos HERE

QUICK LINKS: - Current students page with info links - Registration info - On-Campus MFA info, events, etc. - Program website

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301