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Creative Writing

Fairfield University

12 months
700 USD/credit 21000 USD/year
700 USD/credit 21000 USD/year
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If you have dreams of writing a book, Fairfield University's low-residency MFA in Creative Writing can help you make those dreams into reality. Our concentration in publishing/editing has helped students get internships and jobs at magazines and publishing houses alike. 


As a student in our Creative Writing program, you can pursue the study of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and screenwriting. Within these genres you can pursue concentrations in publishing/editing, spiritual writing, or literary health and healing.

The site offers past, present and future students a unique blend of practical advice and creative inspiration based on the personal experience of MFA graduates or faculty members.

Teaching Opportunities

Teaching options for MFA graduates  from Fairfield University span a range of opportunities. 

The potential MFA students should be aware that due to changes in higher education, the full-time position teaching Creative Writing at a university has become a challenging position to obtain, often requiring a book publication as well as prior teaching experience. MFA graduates who are interested in teaching will be mentored to consider the full range of teaching options if this career fits their interests.

 MFA students are qualified to serve as adjunct instructors at the college level. Our graduates have also transitioned into careers teaching writing at the high school level as well as designing and staffing innovative community-based writing programs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • During each residency, you must attend a minimum of five seminars in your chosen genre. However, you may attend as many as you wish, including in other genres. 
  • There will be opportunities to attend workshops, plenary sessions, readings, and lectures dealing with each type of genre.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We accept applications on a rolling basis.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application 
  • $60 admission fee (waived for current students)
  • Fairfield University transcript (obtained by the Office of Graduate Admission)
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of resume
  • Writing sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 700 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    21000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 700 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fairfield

1736 - 2740 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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