Creative Writing
EnglishCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Mason Creative Writing embraces a community of writers, faculty, and students through our undergraduate BFA and graduate MFA programs.

Coupled with Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice, Mason Creative Writing is the perfect place to cultivate your literary art, gain knowledge of and hone your publishing skills, practice literary citizenship, and be part of a thriving creative scene.  

With our new Graduate Certificate in Publishing Practice, MFA students can earn a terminal art degree and a professional credential to help chart successful paths after graduation.

We are currently accepting MFA applications for Fall 2023 starts. Prospective MFA students can watch a Virtual Info Session from the dropdown menu under For Prospective Students. We also hold an Online Open House in early November each year.

Application deadlines are January 15 for priority funding consideration, February 15 to still be considered for possible funding, and April 1 to still be considered for fall enrollment.

Questions or for more information, email creative writing program director Gregg Wilhelm at