Creative Writing masters program

Wilkes has the largest low residency M.F.A./M.A. program in the country.*

In our Creative Writing program you will work with a community of professional writers to learn the craft and business of writing. Earn your M.A. and M.F.A. online with limited campus residencies.




Creative nonfiction Documentary Films
Fiction Poetry Playwriting
Publishing Screenwriting



Creative Writing Program highlights:


Online with campus residencies in January and June


Residencies include workshops, readings and meetings with writers

Meet with agents and editors to learn the business of writing

Bachelor’s degree in any field considered for admission

M.A. completion in 18 months; M.F.A. completion in an additional 12 months

Start the program on campus or in Mesa, Arizona


Creative Writing Admission Requirements:

Application and $35 application fee

Two letters of recommendation (optional)

Official transcripts for all college work

Writing samples


Creative Writing Faculty and advisory board members include:

Beverly Donofrio  |   Toi Derricotte  |   Larry Heinemann  | 
William Heyen  |   H.L. Hix  |  Marlon James  |   Kaylie Jones  |   William J. Kennedy  |  Colum McCann  |  Lawrence Schiller and more.





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