English (Creative Writing): MFA

Graduate Program in English

Jan. 15
Master of Fine Arts
1 semester minimum

Program Handbook

The English MFA (Creative Writing) program offers a practice-based, two-year arts curriculum. Students specialize in poetry or prose, and take courses in their selected genre as well as literature courses, practicums, and electives. The program fosters student literary development and production, while also preparing students professionally for careers in writing, education, and publishing through a range of editorial and teaching opportunities.

Last updated: 08/31/2023

Application Materials:
  • GRE General Test optional
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo for non-native speakers of English
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution; one must show conferral of a bachelor's degree. (Due upon enrollment)
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
  • Unofficial transcripts from each post-secondary institution required at the time of application. (Official transcript showing conferral of a bachelor's degree due upon enrollment.)

Roy Scranton
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: (574) 631-6165
Email: rscranto@nd.edu