Admission Information

If Emerson has what you're looking for, here's what we're looking for: those who seek to create a life with writing at its center. We're looking for talented, aspiring artists with imaginative literary minds. You can start by telling us your story.

Writing Sample Requirement

In the MFA in Creative Writing program, you must be ready to focus your energy, commit to the words, immerse yourself in your craft, and make writing your life.

Other qualifications include a strong academic record and a writing sample that reflects your preferred genre. You are required to submit a maximum of 15 pages (double-spaced) of fiction or nonfiction or a maximum of 15 pages of poetry. Label the writing sample with your preferred genre as indicated on the application form. Screenplays and other dramatic scripts are not accepted. You must submit all materials to the Office of Graduate Admission.

Graduate Application Requirements

MFA Creative Writing applicants must complete the graduate application requirements as directed by the Office of Graduate Admission.