• Graduate Admission

  • Graduate Admission

    Phone: 651-523-2900
    Fax: 651-523-3058 
    gradprog@hamline.edu

    Hamline University 
    MS-A1710
    1536 Hewitt Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

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    Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

    Develop breadth and depth in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction in the first creative writing MFA degree in Minnesota.
  • 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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    Please note: all materials must be received by the posted deadline.

    MFA in Creative Writing

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

    Low Residency 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)

    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 - June 1 (please select "summer" term for the July Residency)
    • Winter - December 1 (please select "winter" term for the January Residency)
  • Meet a Student
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    Andrew Cochran discusses his experience in the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adult program.
  • Alums at Work
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    Cynthia French MFA '03 uses her talents to promote the arts.
  • Alum Speaks on Being a Writer
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    Lauretta Elsworth talks about Hamline's MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults and becoming a published author.
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