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Master of Fine Arts in Writing


Spalding’s low residency MFA in Writing program offers serious intellectual stimulation in a noncompetitive, emotionally supportive atmosphere. We are here to help one another become better writers. This ethos permeates everything we do. Details are below, but first, we invite you to explore our program and get a sense of who we are.

Residencies bring us together for genre-specific workshops, craft lectures, and community. We learn from distinguished visiting writers and explore the interrelatedness of the arts. Optional summer residencies offer travel abroad.

Independent study sessions are dedicated exclusively to one-on-one mentor-student work. In this, we honor a primary strength of the low-residency model. You’ll write more and receive feedback on more work than in many other programs.

Our four-semester degree culminates with a creative thesis and capstone residency. Admissions are selective. To view alumni successes, click your concentration below.

Our application deadlines are February 1 for spring and summer semesters and August 1 for the fall semester. Please see our admission requirements before submitting your application.