MFA On Campus Online Blended


Lindenwood University

12 months
540 USD/credit 25920 USD/year
540 USD/credit 25920 USD/year
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The MFA in Writing program at Lindenwood University focuses on the study and practice of the craft of creative writing.


We offer a wide variety of craft classes, literature classes, and writing workshops in small class settings. Coursework in the Writing program at Lindenwood University can be taken fully online (no residency requirement), fully on-campus, or through a combination of both delivery methods. 

Classes are taught by experienced writers who are published authors, journalists, and editors. Students can serve as editorial assistants for The Lindenwood Review literary journal. Program acceptance is based upon approval of a submitted creative writing sample and statement of purpose.

The Writing (MFA) is offered in traditional, hybrid, and online formats.


  • Integrity - We are committed to ensuring trust and respect for all persons in an environment that cultivates individual and institutional integrity.
  • Dedication - We are committed to developing a high-performance work ethic and dedication to discipline or vocation.
  • Excellence - We are committed to providing quality and excellence in all our endeavors.
  • Creativity - We are committed to the development of original ideas, knowledge and innovative approaches to solving complex problems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Nonfiction Craft Foundations
  • Classic Foundational Literature: Creative Nonfiction
  • Contemporary Foundational Literature: Creative Nonfiction 
  • Poetry Craft Foundations
  •  Classic Foundational Literature: Poetry
  • Contemporary Foundational Literature: Poetry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application
  • Current résumé
  • Letter of intent, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals
  • For the MFA, this statement should describe why you would like to pursue the MFA degree and the role writing has played in your life
  • Creative writing sample of 7–10 pages
  • NOTE: The MFA program admission is selective based on the program director’s approval of this submitted creative writing sample
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s), as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • If GPA is lower, please discuss options with your enrollment counselor

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 540 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Charles

800 - 1300 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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