Lindenwood University offers the opportunity to earn a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in Writing. The MFA is a 48-credit-hour program, including a final Graduate Thesis, allowing students to take courses on-campus or online in a wide variety of writing genres. We offer workshops, craft classes, and literature classes in small class settings, designed for individualized feedback, skill-building, and personal growth in a challenging but supportive environment. Students also have the opportunity to serve as editorial assistants on The Lindenwood Review, the literary journal produced by our program. Our program offers dedicated instructors (including writers such as Tony D'Souza, Wm Anthony Connolly, Kali VanBaale, and Eve Jones), a flexible and extensive curriculum (including courses in literary fiction, genre fiction, the novel, poetry, prose poetry, creative nonfiction, and many specialized focus areas), opportunities for accelerated degree completion, the option to complete the MFA degree fully online with no residency requirement, and a strong writing community.
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Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
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