MFA in Creative Writing

The MFA in Creative Writing is a low-residency 49-credit degree program. Courses are taken online during the regular academic year, and 16 credit hours of the Summer Writing Program (spread out over two or three summers) are completed at Naropa University’s Boulder campus. The curriculum balances online writing workshops and literature seminars. Technical support is provided. Students are part of a community from all over the country as well as overseas.

Low-residency students typically enroll for 6 credit hours per semester to realize their degree in three years or less and to qualify for financial aid. If students do receive financial aid, they must enroll for 9 credit hours during one academic semester over the course of their degree.

The MFA program in Creative Writing offers courses and workshops in poetry and prose, and each student writes an MFA thesis in the genre of his or her choice.