MFA in Creative Writing Application Process

Applying to Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (deadline of February 1st):

  1. Application for Graduate Admission (Submit online.)
    ​Upload the following documents into this application (each document should have your name on it):
    • MA/MFA English Graduate Program Application Form (writeable PDF)
    • Statement of professional purpose addressing your interest in the program, your ability to succeed in graduate school, and (if relevant) your teaching experience
    • Résumé or curriculum vitae
    • A 10-20 page critical essay (can be made up of 2 essays) - please label as "critical essay"
    • Either 10 pages of poetry or 20-30 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction - please label as "writing sample"
  2. A minimum of three letters of recommendation addressing your promise as a writer and your ability or potential as a teacher (emailed to english@nmu.edu or snail mailed to English Department, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855, directly from recommender.  If snail mailed by student, letter should be in a sealed envelope with recommender's signature over flap.
  3. Non-refundable $50 application fee (May be paid via online, mail, or telephone)
  4. Official transcripts from all schools attended, other than Northern Michigan University 
    ****(Independent evaluation of transcripts required for international students.)
  5. Declaration and certification of finances (international students)
  6. TOEFL score (international students)

Send application materials to:   Office of Graduate Education & Research, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.

 

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Department of English (906) 227-2711  
MFA Program Director:  Monica McFawn, monrobin@nmu.edu
Office of Graduate Education & Research (906) 227-2300
www.nmu.edu/graduate

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