Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, including poetry, fiction, and nonfiction
One of the most affordable and progressive brief-residency programs in the nation, we are:
. A small and very intimate writing community
. Devoted to your creative and professional success
The MFA in Creative Writing at EKU is an innovative and exciting choice for your studies:
. Online workshops (conducted live, via web conference call)
. One-on-one mentoring programs
. Web-based courses in contemporary literature
Residency programs in Scotland (Summer) and Lexington, Kentucky (Winter), provide intensive, culturally enriching writing experiences:
. Work with nationally known visiting writers
. Earn a semester's worth of course credit in 2 weeks or less
. Participate in workshops, readings, and author socials
. Network with faculty, visiting writers, and peers
The MFA Program is housed within the Department of English and Theatre at Eastern Kentucky University, a fully-accredited institution of higher learning located in Richmond, Kentucky. Since its inception in 2007, the program has been an ongoing supporting member of the Association of Writing Programs.
International Student Requirements:
Requirements for admission are the same as for domestic students. All classes may be taken online, except the student must be able to attend summer and winter residencies in person.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required:
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate):
In State Tuition (per year):
Out State Tuition (per year):
Master's College or University I
A range of financial assistance programs from government and private institutions are available to help you afford your educational goals. Eastern Kentucky University participates in Federal Title IV funding such as Stafford guaranteed student loans.