Calling all writers! Bring your creative dreams to life with Eastern Kentucky University’s nationally-ranked Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Our low-residency MFA program offers the perfect balance of flexible online learning and hands-on experience, with editing opportunities and workshops both in the Bluegrass and in Lisbon, Portugal. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting program.

Degree Concentrations

MFA in Creative Writing
Literary Genre
Creative Nonfiction

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA, 3.0 in upper-division English courses OR GRE scores of 150 in Verbal and 4.0 in Analytical
  • A portfolio of work in your preferred genre consisting of:
    • Two-page statement of purpose
    • 15 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose

Career Outlook

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Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing