M.F.A. in Creative Writing

Before you write your success story, you have to find your voice.

If you're interested in writing a book and getting it published, Fairfield University's low-residency MFA in Creative Writing is the perfect fit for you. In the past two years, our alumni have published 13 books, in addition to hundreds of articles, essays, stories, and poems. Our new concentration in publishing/editing has helped students get internships and jobs at magazines and publishing houses alike. And our post-grad teacher-training program has helped students land teaching positions at the college level.

As a student in our program, you can pursue concentrations in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and scriptwriting/playwriting. Within these genres, you can also choose publishing/editing (intern at one of five Fairfield University MFA–sponsored presses or magazines) spiritual writing, or literary health and healing.

Students gather for our convenient semiannual residencies on beautiful Enders Island in Mystic, Connecticut. While highly rigorous, the program can be tailored to suit your individual writing goals, and allow you to learn from a faculty made of nationally recognized writers.

No matter which writing path you pursue, you’ll receive the support and guidance of our award-winning faculty during the one-on-one mentoring sessions, as well as many opportunities to collaborate during on-campus activities and online - illustrating our commitment to your well-being and success.

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