Face it. You're a writer.

Now is the time to do something about it.

Immerse yourself in the process and craft and writing and realize your dream of becoming a published author.

As an MFA student at Hamline, you will:

  • Find support in our small, close-knit communities of faculty and students;
  • Develop to be the best writer you can be with our rigorous, high-quality programs;
  • Receive personal attention from award-winning practicing writers;
  • Experience a dynamic and engaging learning environment;
  • Be a part of Minnesota's first university, founded in 1854

Home of the award-winning Water~Stone Review and the popular blog The Storytellers Inkpot

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MFA in Creative Writing

Low-Residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults

Application Deadlines

MFA in Creative Writing

  • March 15, 2014 to start fall 2014 (not scholarship eligible)
  • November 1, 2014 to start spring 2015

Low-Residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults

  • May 15, 2014 to start summer 2014
  • November 15, 2014 to start winter 2015

Work with faculty who are extraordinarily accomplished authors and master teachers:

  • Swati Avasthi
  • John Brandon
  • Marsha Wilson Chall
  • Kelly Easton
  • Patricia Weaver Francisco
  • Deborah Keenan
  • Liza Ketchum
  • Ron Koertge
  • Emily Jenkins
  • Mary Logue
  • Jacqueline Briggs Martin
  • James Moore
  • Claire Rudolf Murphy
  • Sheila O'Connor
  • Marsha Qualey
  • Mary François Rockcastle
  • Phyllis Root
  • Laura Ruby
  • Gary Schmidt
  • Larry Sutin
  • Eleanora Tate
  • Jane Resh Thomas
  • Anne Ursu
  • Katrina Vandenberg
  • Gene Luen Yang