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Creative Nonfiction Writing

Graduate Admission Requirements

Accepting Applications for the January 2018 Semester


Prospective students may apply for admission to the MFA in Creative Nonfiction throughout the year. Each candidate will be reviewed by the Graduate Faculty Committee. 

Please visit the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program page to learn about curriculum, faculty, program options, and more.


For consideration, applicants must submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. A completed application - Apply Now (Application fee is waived if you apply online) 
  2. An original essay of at least 250 words on the topic “Why I am interested in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction and what I will bring to the program as a learner and writer.” (a personal statement of no more than one page)
  3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from an accredited institution (3.00 GPA or grades at the “B” level or higher in English and/or writing classes)
  4. One 10-page writing sample or two 5-page writing samples (personal essay, profile, column, or article)
  5. Two recommendations - Click Here to download the form

Recommendation forms and official transcripts must be mailed directly to Bay Path University's Office of Graduate Admissions:

Bay Path University
Office of Graduate Admissions
588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106