I made a commitment to myself, to devote myself to poetry.

Learn how a Hamline MFA can help you Make Your Mark.

Gretchen Marquette MFA '12
Published Poet, Adjunct Professor

The Creative Writing Programs

True Writing.

MFA in Creative Writing - on campus program
  • Application Deadlines: November 1 for February start; February 1 for September start.
  • Experience a multi-genre exploration in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
  • Deep immersion not only in the craft, but the exciting literary scene of the Twin Cities.
  • Explore opportunities as an editor in one of our literary journals or serve as a graduate teaching assistant.

Scholarships available »

MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults - low-residency program
  • Application Deadlines: October 1 for January start; April 1 for July start
  • Features award-winning faculty, such as: Emily Jenkins (a/k/a e. lockhart), Ron Koertge, Phyllis Root, Gary D. Schmit, Anne Ursu, and Gene Luen Yang.
  • Learn the elements of the craft at an advanced level as well as a multifaceted understanding of the literary marketplace and increase your chances of being published.
  • Explore genres such as the picture book, middle grade & young adult fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and the graphic novel.

Scholarships available »

Upcoming Information Sessions

Hamline West
  • MFA Info Session


    Sept 22, 2015

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Hamline East
  • MFAC Info Session


    Sept 30, 2015

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Make Your Mark

Learn more about Hamline Creative Writing Program graduates, like young adult author, Geoff Herbach, and how they’ve made their mark.

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Make a Connection

Contact Graduate Admission

Phone: 651-523-2900
Fax: 651-523-3058