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MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing

Discover Your Story.


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 renowned magazine editors and newspaper columnists. Write about the life of the spirit with a recent winner of the Best American Spiritual Writing Award. Explore the world of travel and food writing with an author of numerous travel books. Learn the art of writing family histories with a literary anthology editor.

OUR MFA IN CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING HAS:
• SPECIALIZED TRAINING WITH TRACKS AVAILABLE IN PUBLISHING AND TEACHING
• WORKSHOPS WITH SMALL PEER GROUPS FOR INTENSIVE WRITING PRACTICE, FEEDBACK, AND SUPPORT
• A SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING SEMINAR OPTION IN IRELAND

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When can I start the program?

Classes start every January, May, and August.

Is the program offered online?

The flexible 100% online format has no residency requirement. Students learn in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive online community .

How does the program run?

Convenient schedule is offered full or part-time (39 credits).

Who teaches the courses?

Three-semester seminars with award-winning faculty mentors who provide close attention and guidance to help you perfect your craft.

How much is tuition?

The per credit cost of tuition can be found here.

Can I get help paying for my degree?

Yes, financial aid is available.

Do I have to take a standardized test for admission?

No. The GMAT and GRE are not required.