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MFA in Writing

MFA in Writing

The MFA in Writing Program at Lindenwood University focuses on the study and practice of the craft of creative writing. We offer craft classes, literature classes, and writing workshops in small class settings. Coursework can be taken fully online (no residency requirement), fully on-campus, or through a combination of both delivery methods.

Master of Fine Arts in Writing

MFA in Writing - 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
  • The MFA in Writing is a 48-credit-hour degree program.
  • 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
  • Program admission is contingent upon approval of a submitted creative writing sample and a Statement of Purpose
  • 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
  • Visit our MFA in Writing program page and Prospective Students page for submission details and program information, or contact us at
  • Nationally recognized by,, and  
  • Ranked by as Most Innovative and as the #2 online creative writing program overall
  • Ranked as #2 after Harvard University for 2019 Best Online Masters in Creative Writing Programs by both and 

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