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Creative Nonfiction Writing

Graduate Admission Requirements

Prospective students may apply for admission to the MFA in Creative Nonfiction throughout the year. Classes begin every January, May and September.

For consideration, applicants must submit the following admission requirements:

  1. A completed application - Apply Now
  2. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts from an accredited institution (a 3.0 GPA or grades at the “B” level or higher in English and/or writing classes)
  3. An original essay of at least 250 words on the topic: “Why I am interested in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing and what I will bring to the program as a learner and writer.” (a personal statement of no more than one page)
  4. One 10-page writing sample or two 5-page writing samples (personal essay, profile, column, or article)
  5. Two recommendations - Download the recommendation form here
  6. An interview with the program director

All documentation including recommendation forms and official transcripts may be mailed or emailed directly to Bay Path University Office of Graduate Admissions:

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

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