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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing & Poetics

Program Details

The MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics degree from Naropa University embodies an interest in the student as a person, an emphasis on shared inquiry and critical thinking, and a respect for new and various ways of knowing. The program offers aesthetically diverse classes, an outstanding permanent faculty, numerous distinguished visiting writers and editors, and close faculty-student contact. MFA candidates develop a thorough knowledge of their genre and become a part of a supportive arts community.


This program requires a residency.

  • Conferred bachelor's degree
  • Transcripts from any and all institutions where undergraduate or graduate coursework was completed
  • Statement of Interest
  • Creative Writing Sample
  • Your resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation

Accreditation & Licensing

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