Safe Return: Spring semester begins Monday, January 25, with a mix of in-person instruction and expanded online classes. Research continues in a hybrid model. Visit Safe Return to Campus for more.

Creative Writing
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A Message from Mason Creative Writing

Like many universities, Mason is facing significant challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. For the entire academic year 2020-21, the MFA Program will be online with students distance learning and workshopping from safe remote locations. Meanwhile, funded students remotely perform their work as graduate teaching assistants and graduate professional assistants. We do not currently know whether circumstances will allow us to convene on campus next fall, but George Mason University is doing an exceptional job at managing risks to students, faculty, and staff. A history of those efforts and the latest news about our safe return to campus can be found here.  

We are currently accepting MFA applications as usual. MFA candidates can watch a Virtual Info Session from the dropdown menu under FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS. 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 2021 enrollment.

Reach out with any questions any time to Mason Creative Writing program director Gregg Wilhelm and/or Graduate Admissions Coordinator Holly Mason.

Stay safe and take care.