Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Chatham University

Program Details

Chatham University offers an online Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree.  This writing program focuses on nature, environment, and travel writing while nurturing writers interested in the environmental imagination and place-based writing.  The curriculum expands on the heart of the program to include all genres such as poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, which are shaped by human relationship with place.  You will develop and hone skills in creating, editing, and revising while learning to read and respond thoughtfully and critically in oral and written form to other students’ work.  Graduates are prepared to read their work aloud at public venues, interview other writers, attend outside readings, write book reviews, and analyze and write with care about difficult literary texts.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Chatham University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Program is 42 credits hours that can be completed in two years with two summer residencies of 10 days each.