Program Overview

Lindenwood University offers an online program for an MFA in Writing. This program focuses on the exercise and study of creative writing. Students will be introduced to multiple styles of writing and will learn the necessary skills and techniques to help them write in many genres.

The MFA courses are all offered online and work on a variety of different styles of writing. Classes consist of writing workshops, craft classes and literature classes. Students have the opportunity to choose the classes they would like to take and when they want to take them. Students have the opportunity to work on either one or many genres of writing at a time. The classes offered online include fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. If students are interested they can take narrative journalism and scriptwriting; however, they are only offered in-class on campus.

Throughout the program students spend time studying works of other published writers to help learn from their techniques. Students learn to hone their writing styles by focusing on specific disciplines of writings. The courses use exercises that engage the students to help them practices multiple techniques. Students have the opportunity to work in groups and critique each other to gain insight and practice.

To complete the program, prospective students must finish 48 credit hours. The final three credit hours are devoted to a thesis using a genre that the students choose themselves. This final project will help students present what they have learned during their time at Lindenwood University.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Fully accredited by the higher learning commission


    A completed and signed application form with the $30 application fee, transcript from graduating high school, possible additional documents for individual academic schools.

    School Overview

    Lindenwood University is a four-year private school located in Saint Charles, Missouri. The institution was founded in 1827 by George Champlin Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley as the Linden Wood School for Girls. In 2008, Lindenwood opened an extension site, Lindenwood University-Belleview, and has since opened many more satellite campuses in the following locations.

    Lindenwood University is now a coeducational school offering certificates of completion, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees from eight schools:

    • School of Arts, Media, and Communications
    • Robert W. Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship
    • School of Education
    • School of Health Sciences
    • School of Humanities
    • School of Sciences
    • School of Accelerated Degree Programs
    • Pre-Professional Programs

    Lindenwood offers convenient, accredited online undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as individual distance learning courses, to all students.


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