MFA in Creative Writing

Our Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing provides the practicing writer the skills necessary to meet the professional standards and expectations of their chosen genre and is intended as the terminal degree for those intending to teach creative writing.

Housed at the Biscayne Bay Campus and set amidst the tropical beauty, social diversity and cultural dynamism of Miami, the program offers small seminars, intense mentoring, and a dedicated faculty who are highly successful and award-winning working writers including Lynne Barrett, Richard Blanco, Debra DeanJohn DufresneDenise DuhamelCampbell McGrathLes Standiford and Julie Wade.

The deadline to apply for admission to the Fall 2025 semester (there are no Spring admissions) is Friday, January 10, 2025.

Students are selected on the basis of demonstrated talent and the desire to join a hard-working, mutually supportive community of writers. Coursework includes workshops, literature offerings, and form and theory classes on Plot, Character, and Poetics. The program places great emphasis upon preparation and completion of a publishable book-length creative thesis. Graduates of the program have gone on to successful careers as authors, professors, teachers, editors, and arts administrators. Program graduates have have published more than 200 books (and counting), including several bestsellers, received prestigious literary awards and residencies, and had their work adapted into award-winning films. 

Contact Us

Department of English
MMC: 11200 SW 8 Street, DM 453
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: 305-348-2874

BBC: 3000 NE 151 Street, AC1-335
North Miami, FL 33181
Tel: 305-919-5857