Graduate Programs

Graduate Creative Writing (MFA)

Advance your storytelling skills in our MFA program

  • 3

    Genres to choose from: fiction, nonfiction, or poetry

  • 2

    Award-winning literary journals on campus

  • 48

    Credit hours

About the Graduate Creative Writing Program

At Emerson College, we understand that writing is your life. That’s why our on-campus Creative Writing MFA program focuses on the actual practice of writing, as well as its literary foundations. By the time you graduate, you will have completed a professional thesis, a novel or novel excerpt, a 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.

Housed in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing in the School of the Arts, our MFA program boasts some of the most impressive faculty in writing and publishing. It is also home to two award-winning literary journals and is strongly connected to the Boston publishing community. 

Pursue your passion, choosing from the genres of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and explore writing as both an art form and a professional career.

Program Highlights

  • Explore different forms of writing through your electives, including poetry to screenwriting, digital to traditional publishing, and more
  • Experiences outside of the classroom include teaching creative writing in our Writing Studies Program and editing on-campus journals such as Ploughshares and Redivider
  • No GRE requirements to apply
  • Full-time and part-time options; classes are offered in the evenings to fit your schedule

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