Chatham University

Creative Writing (MFA) Curriculum

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is a broad program of study (42 credit hours) designed to prepare students for careers as writers or other positions requiring similar professional skills, such as editing, publishing, and content development for the web; to enable students to improve their writing in more than one genre through interaction with our faculty and other writing students; and to become experienced critics of literary works. Our focus on nature, environmental, and travel writing provides students unique opportunities to explore the world and travel as part of their degree programs.

Most full-time students will be able to complete the program in two years. All students must complete the program within six years of entrance into the program.

Program Requirements