Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing / Fiction
Western New England University

Program Details

An online creative writing degree offers professionals a path to advance their educational goals while honing their skills in writing fiction. Coursework for this MFA in Creative Writing can be customized to meet your specific goals. You will have the opportunity to learn in a small class setting and network with visiting authors. Studies include workshops, craft and special topic courses, along with personal conferences and manuscript consultations. As students progress through the program, they will have the opportunity to build a substantial portfolio. 

This program is offered on a part-time basis, giving added flexibility to working and adult students.


Online learning with four short-term residency sessions (five days) held on campus in the summer. The Winter Residency is held in the Berkshires or, in alternate years, in Dublin, Ireland.

  • Official Transcript
  • Two Recommendations
  • A typed personal narrative 
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • A fiction writing sample

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education