Vermont College of Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts Programs

Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children & Young Adults


36 College Street

Montpelier, VT 05602

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MFA in Writing

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Program was the nation's first fully-developed MFA program focusing on writing for young readers. Established in 1997, it has quickly attracted the attention of accomplished writers and publishers around the country. The program is committed to individualized education and to supporting a dynamic writing community. After the vibrant exchange of ideas that takes place during residencies, you will embark on your faculty-guided independent-study projects without leaving your community, family, or job. This unique partnership features one-to-one support from your faculty mentor allowing you to focus your studies entirely on improving your writing and achieving a better understanding of the world of children’s literature. The flexibility of the program’s format also allows you to follow your particular interests and passions—such as writing for the young adult market or picture books for young children—as well as develop independent work habits and skills, which will serve you throughout your professional writing career.


Vermont College of Fine Arts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:Commission on Institutions of Higher EducationNew England Association of Schools and Colleges209 Burlington RoadBedford, MA 01730-1433Phone: 781-271-0022E-mail: cihe@neasc.orgWeb address:

International Student Requirements:

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications from international students. As an international student, there are immigration regulations under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) you will need to follow in order to enter the U.S. for each 10-day residency. See the website or contact Admissions for additional information.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 64

In State Tuition (per year): 17566 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 17566 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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