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MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing

Fully Online Courses, No Residency

Discover Your Story

Accepting Applications for the August 27, 2018 Semester


MFA Open House | JULY 7, 2018 | 10 A.M. | REGISTER TODAY!
Hot Topics in Creative Nonfiction - Travel, Food & Culture: Writing for Publication | JULY 10, 2018 | 1 P.M. | REGISTER TODAY!

Bay Path's no-residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing is designed to help aspiring writers 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.

About the Degree

  • Classes start every January, May, and August
  • Convenient schedule, take courses full or part-time (39 credits)
  • Specialized training with tracks available in publishing and teaching
  • Flexible 100% 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
  • Students learn in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive online community 
  • Our mission is to assist students in becoming independent and successful learners by providing access to mentoring, tutoringlibrary resourcesacademic resources, and career services
  • Financial aid is available
  • No GMAT or GRE required