Hamline University

The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults


Office of Graduate Admission

1536 Hewitt Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55104

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Working one-on-one with MFAC professors, you will complete the coursework from your home (online or via snail mail) and travel to Hamline's Saint Paul campus twice a year for intensive, 11-day writing residencies. In just two years, you will gain knowledge and skill in writing for young readers; you will develop an effective writing practice; and you will deepen your background in the history and literature of children's and young adult literature. While you will work remotely for much of the time, you will not work alone. Despite living all over the country, our MFAC students are a close-knit group that stays connected throughout the program and beyond via email and social media. Additionally, students work one-on-one with a faculty advisor each semester.


Hamline University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Associations of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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