The MFA in Creative Writing Program at Manhattanville College

Manhattanville’s BA to MFA Accelerated Program

FOR STUDENTS WHO LOVE TO WRITE…

Manhattanville College’s accelerated BA/MFA Creative Writing Program allows a select group of highly qualified undergraduate students to begin taking graduate-level Creative Writing classes the summer before their senior year. After graduating with a BA in English/Creative Writing, these students may complete the MFA Creative Writing degree in as little as one additional year at the college.

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Students apply to the accelerated program in their Junior year.
  • Once accepted into the BA/MFA program, students attend a Summer Writers’ Week workshop for 2 graduate credits the summer before their senior year.
  • In their senior year, students take a graduate foundations creative writing course and a graduate writing workshop
  • Students who attend Summer Writers’ Week again the summer after graduation will enter the MFA Program in the fall with 10 graduate academic credits

The MFA Creative Writing Degree is a 36-credit master’s degree program leading to a thesis in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or screenwriting.

For more information about the MFA Creative Writing Program, see our website at Mvillemfa.com or contact Director Lori Soderlind: Lori.Soderlind@mville.edu

For more information on the accelerated BA –> MFA Creative Writing Program, contact undergraduate program Director Jeff Bens: Jeff.Bens@mville.edu

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 1.

Application requirements: A personal statement, 10-page writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Complete the online application, which can be found HERE. 

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