• Admission to the College of Liberal Arts

    Be extraordinary: the world is saturated with data, information, and media. But idea entrepreneurs—people who can cut through the chaos, synthesize information, craft original ideas, and communicate effectively—are an increasingly rare and valuable breed. The College of Liberal Arts at Hamline offers the following graduate degrees and programs:

    Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing
    Admission Requirements  
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    MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults
    Admission Requirements  
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    Samplers and Workshops
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    Application Deadlines

    Please note: all materials must be received by the posted deadline.

    MFA in Creative Writing

    • Fall - February 1 for scholarship consideration; March 1 for all others
    • Spring - November 1

    Low-Residency MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults 

    • Summer - April 1 (please select "summer" term for the July Residency)
    • Winter - October 1 (please select "winter" term for the January Residency)

    Low-Residency MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Alternative Admission Options: "Mini Immersion" Semester & Residency, Post-Graduate Semester & Residency, and Accelerated MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults 

    • Summer - May 15 (please select "summer" term for the July Residency)
    • Winter - November 15 (please select "winter" term for the January Residency)
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    Meet a Student

    Andrew Cochran discusses his experience in the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adult program.

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    Alums at Work

    Cynthia French MFA '03 uses her talents to promote the arts.

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    Alum Speaks on Being a Writer

    Lauretta Elsworth talks about Hamline's MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults and becoming a published author.

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