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MFA in Creative Writing

The MFA program in Creative Writing at Minnesota State University, Mankato is made by and for writers of poetry, creative nonfiction and fiction. We are committed to building an active culture of engagement in the literary arts for our students, including mentorship with our bestselling and award-winning faculty and opportunities for professional development and community building. Our location in southern Minnesota gives our students the opportunity to develop their craft in a place with a vibrant and diverse literary scene and a long history of financial and cultural support for the arts.

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About the MFA in Creative Writing

We are committed to building an active culture of engagement in the literary arts for our students, including mentorship with our bestselling and award-winning faculty and opportunities for professional development and community building.

How to Apply

Although many MFA program applications require GRE scores and letters of recommendation, we find these to be unnecessary barriers to a more vibrant and inclusive application pool.

Courses & Graduate Bulletin

The MFA program in Creative Writing meets the needs of students who want to strike a balance between the development of individual creative talent and the close study of literature and language.