Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Wilkes University

Program Details

The online MFA in Creative Writing degree program is an optional continuation of the MA and is an additional 18 credits. Students are provided one-on-one guidance while being immersed in a community of working writers. All final projects are read and evaluated by an outside reader who is an agent, editor, producer, or publisher. Wilkes offers areas of study in:

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


  • Official transcript
  • Creative writing sample 
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A bachelor’s degree

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

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education