Chapman University

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dual MA English/MFA Creative Writing


2950 Buskirk Ave

Walnut Creek, CA 94597

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in English & MFA in Creative Writing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The dual-degree is a 54 credit program created for students who wish to combine the practice and study of creative writing with literary scholarship. The dual-degree prepares students for a career teaching English and creative writing at the university or community college level. One of the most distinctive features of our M.F.A. program is the rich variety we encourage in our students’ writing. Our creative writing faculty write across multiple genres, including fiction (both novels and short stories), poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting, and playwriting. Many of our M.F.A. students take workshops in more than one genre. In addition, our faculty members represent a wide range of aesthetic approaches, from literary to genre fiction, from lyric poetry to the avant-garde, and from memoir to long-form investigative journalism. As a result, M.F.A. students at Chapman University have options for their thesis projects not available in most other graduate creative writing programs.


Chapman University is accredited by and is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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