Master On Campus

Creative Writing

Pine Manor College

12 months
13100 USD/year
13100 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College offers concentrations in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, comics & graphic narratives, and writing for children & young adults.


Its mission is to nurture all the voices of America and beyond; to help students reach their full potential as writers through a demanding curriculum that balances the workshop experience with the study of literary craft, criticism, and theory; and to prepare students for the rigors of being a professional writer after graduation. 

Key Features 

  • The Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College provides a supportive, welcoming environment in which writers of all backgrounds feel safe and are encouraged to take creative risks. 
  • Working with some of the best writers in the country, our students emerge with a deep, well-rounded knowledge of their art, a strategy for continuing the development of their creative vision, and a supportive circle of peers and mentors.

Programme Structure

  • We seek to instill in our students an appreciation for the value of community-building and community service, and the belief that engagement with the literary arts is not only a means to personal fulfillment but also an instrument for social justice and real cultural change. 
  • We are co-educational, inclusive, and affordable; our diverse and dedicated faculty is committed to helping students of all backgrounds achieve their writing goals.

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

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Solstice Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College welcomes applicants of all races, religions, ages, and genders. We do not discriminate on the basis of background or disability. 
  • In evaluating applications, MFA staff and faculty members look for a demonstrated commitment to the art, and a level of skills that suggest the potential student is ready for graduate work in creative writing. 
  • A personal essay and three letters of recommendation are also required. Transcripts from previous educational institutions are required, but emphasis is placed on personal essays, manuscripts, and letters of recommendation.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6550 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    13100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6550 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Glenside

1000 - 1500 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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