Majors & Programs

Creative Writing (MFA)

We are the storytellers and the poets.

We know writing is your life. That’s why our Creative Writing (MFA) focuses on the actual practice of writing, as well as its literary foundations. As one of the longest-running programs of its kind, this MFA program boasts some of the most impressive faculty in writing and publishing, is home to two award-winning literary journals, and is strongly connected to the Boston publishing community. Choosing from the areas of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, you will explore writing as both an art form and a professional pursuit.

You'll have the chance to:

  • Improve your writing and develop your unique literary voice while exploring the history and context of your genre;
  • Take elective workshops in topics from fiction to nonfiction, poetry to screenwriting, digital to traditional publishing, and everything in between; and
  • Gain experience outside the classroom, from teaching creative writing in our Writing Studies Program to editing journals such as Ploughshares and Redivider.

By the time you graduate, you will have completed a professional thesis—a novel or novel excerpt; nonfiction book or excerpt; or a collection of poems, short stories, or essays—ready for consideration by agents and publishing houses or for digital publication.

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