Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Arcadia University

Program Details

A Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing is available through Arcadia University online.  This program provides a dynamic online environment paired with a unique study abroad experience.  Students receive personal attention from faculty as they take on studies including but not limited to:

  • Contemporary fiction
  • Contemporary poetry
  • Fiction and poetry practicums
  • Fiction and poetry workshops

This is a low-residency program, hosting a strong and supportive atmosphere.  Online components involve online workshops, asynchronous discussion boards, and a more global perspective.  By the end of the program, students will have created a book-length manuscript and a plan to publish it.  Experience creativity, personal development, and becoming a master with Arcadia University online.


  • Requires three week-long residencies: two on campus, one week-long residency in Scotland
  • Accredited bachelor's degree or higher
  • Recommended GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview
  • Writing sample
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores for international students, if applicable

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education