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Pan-European Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

24 months
765 USD/credit 18360 USD/year
765 USD/credit 18360 USD/year
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The Master in Pan-European Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program from Cedar Crest College prepares students to produce publishable-quality work in one or more genres of writing. In doing so, the master program enables students to become artists adept at the written craft, to pursue careers in writing-related fields, and to fashion themselves as leaders in the literary world.


The Pan-European Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program from Cedar Crest College, a low-residency program (48 credits), enables students to develop and refine their ability to produce publishable-quality works of creative literature. The program requires three residencies (15 days each) and four distance-learning mentorships. Students must also produce a book-length creative thesis and an accompanying critical essay. With a focus on the power of locale to inspire literature and other arts, the MFA in Creative Writing curriculum emphasizes craft-based learning through residency workshops and seminars, followed by one-on-one distance-learning mentorships. The program offers study in three genres—fiction, poetry, or non-fiction—as well as dual genre study in any two. Students must apply and be admitted to a specific genre, or to two genres in the case of a dual-focus degree.

Program Goals and Learning Objectives

The goals of the MFA in Creative Writing are to enable students to:
  • Develop and refine their ability to craft works of creative literature.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of voice and aesthetic in their chosen literary genres and in other genres.
  • Recognize the value of locale in inspiring the creative craft and in shaping works of literature.
  • Critique works of creative writing, including their own and of others, for artistically effective techniques.
  • Generate a sense of career goals in creative writing that is aware of ongoing and new professional opportunities in writing, publishing, and teaching and the strategies needed to obtain them.
  • Produce a publishable-quality manuscript in one or more genres of creative writing.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Writing Mentorship: Fiction, Poetry, or Non-Fiction
  • Creative Thesis
  • Critical Essay
  • Craft Seminar: Cross-Genre
  • Graduating Residency
  • Graduating Residency

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus, Blended

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Download Recommendation Form (PDF)
  • Emai your portfolio, resume and essay.
  • Mail official transcripts, recommendation letter and $50 application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Allentown

1110 - 1620 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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