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Creative Nonfiction Writing

Bay Path University

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24 months
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740 USD/credit
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About

The no-residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing program at Bay Path University is designed to help aspiring writers turn their personal story into publishable prose. Created for women and men at all stages of their writing careers, the program allows students to study online with faculty mentors in a way that bends to the shape of their lives.

Overview

Our award-winning MFA faculty are accomplished memoirists, journalists, food and travel writers, editors, and publishers with a wealth of real-world expertise. Work with a New York Times bestselling memoirist on the memoir you’ve always wanted to write. 

Discover your inner journalist with renowned magazine editors and newspaper columnists. Write about the life of the spirit with a recent winner of the Best American Spiritual Writing Award. Explore the world of travel and food writing with an author of numerous travel books. Learn the art of writing family histories with a literary anthology editor.

About the Creative Nonfiction Writing program at Bay Path University
  • Classes start every January, May, and August
  • Convenient schedule, take courses full or part-time (39 credits)
  • Specialized training with tracks available in publishing and teaching
  • Flexible 100% online format, no residency requirement

Career opportunities

Professional writers are prepared for careers in a variety of fields including journalism, marketing, advertising, and public relations.

  • Author
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Journalist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mentorship Lab 
  • Nature and Environmental Writing
  • Travel and Food Writing for Publication
  • Reading as a Writer
  • Reading and Writing about Culture, Race & Identity
  • Women's Spiritual Writing Through the Ages
  • Generational Histories: Writing about Family

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

39 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application
    • Translated undergraduate transcripts - by WES, AACRAO, or another similar organization 
    • Two letters of recommendation 
    • Short essay in English on "Why this graduate degree is important to my personal and professional goals"
    • Confirmation of finances for tuition
    • Confirmation of health insurance and a completed immunization record. - (Option to purchase health insurance available)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    740 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 740 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    740 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 740 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

  • Bay Path University Graduate Grant

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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