New England College

School of Graduate and Professional Studies Online

M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Poetry


98 Bridge Street

Henniker, NH 03242

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: Poetry

Format: Online

Program Description:

The New England College MFA Low Residency Program in Poetry offers a rigorous yet innovative focus on poetry taught by an outstanding faculty dedicated to mentoring each student according to their interests and aesthetic.

Founded in 2002, we are a diverse community of poets working together in a collegial program that recognizes the importance of close listening, critical acumen, respectful response, and what Marianne Moore called “a place for the genuine.”

More than a graduate course of study, the New England College MFA program strives to teach its students how to become better poets by providing a transformative experience in the study of creative writing and poetry that will enhance their professional goals.  The distinguishing features of our program include a single genre focus on poetry, as well as specialized study in memorization and recitation, collaborative performance, translation, new media poetics, prose writing for poets and teaching opportunities. By combining short-term residencies with semester long regimens of faculty-student correspondence, the program is designed to help students develop strong poetic and critical skills, as well as to take bold risks in their writing.


New England College is accredited by NEASC.

International Student Requirements:

Please see our website for International Graduates

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $512. + $980. per residency term USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—General

Loans Offered: Financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and employment is available to U.S. students on the basis of financial need. Please ask your Enrollment Advisor for more information.

Locale: Distant Rural Area

Size & Settings: 0-999

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