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MFA in Creative Nonfiction

Fully Online Courses, No Residency

Taught by Nationally Recognized Faculty Mentors

Enrolling Now, Classes Begin January 11, 2016

Bay Path's no-residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction is designed to help people turn their personal story into publishable prose. Created for women and men at all stages of their writing careers, the program allows students to study online with faculty mentors in a way that bends to the shape of their lives.

Our award-winning MFA faculty are accomplished memoirists, journalists, food and travel writers, editors, and publishers with a wealth of real-world expertise. Work with a New York Times bestselling memoirist on the memoir you’ve always wanted to write. Discover your inner journalist with an international human rights reporter and author. Write about the life of the spirit with a recent winner of the Best American Spiritual Writing Award. Take a class in food writing with a popular food writer and National Public Radio personality. Explore the excitement of travel writing with a veteran lifestyle magazine editor and writer.

  • Classes start every August and January 
  • Convenient schedule, take courses full-time or part-time (39 credits)
  • Specialized training with tracks available in publishing and teaching
  • Flexible online format, no residency requirement
  • Three-semester seminars with award-winning faculty mentors who provide close attention and guidance to help you perfect your craft
  • Workshop with small peer groups for intensive writing practice, feedback, and support
  • Summer creative writing seminar option in Ireland
  • Financial Aid is available
  • No GMAT or GRE required