Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Wilkes University

Program Details

The online Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree program is available from Wilkes University.  This degree in creative writing is an optional continuation of the Master of Arts and is an additional 18 credits.  Courses focus on the craft and business of writing.  All final projects are read and evaluated by outsider readers who are agents, editors, producers, or publishers.  The goal of this creative writing degree is to help students become lifelong, productive, professional writers in all fields. 

Wilkes offers seven areas of study:

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Screenwriting
  • Playwriting
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Publishing
  • Making documentary films

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School Accreditation & Licensing

Wilkes University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Students must attend eight-day campus residencies in January and June.