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    Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

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  • Write. Publish. Collaborate.

    Master your craft in an environment that’s designed to challenge you as much as it supports you. Dive deep into the study of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction while developing a breadth of knowledge to experiment across genres. Join a community of like-minded writers, guided by faculty members who are accomplished writers themselves.

    Why Hamline?

    • Get published: Dozens of alumni and current students have gone on to publish work with both local and national publishing houses, and hundreds have placed work in literary magazines.
    • Edit real work: You’ll graduate prepared for a career in literary publishing, with the opportunity to serve on the editorial boards of Hamline’s literary magazines: Water~Stone Review, Runestone, and rock, paper, scissors. Students can also earn internships at Twin Cities presses including Coffee House Press, Graywolf Press, and Milkweed Editions.
    • Gain teaching experience: Study composition theory and pedagogy in preparation for a job as a writing tutor or English professor, and take advantage of the several teaching internships offered each semester.

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    MFA in Creative Writing Overview

    Choose your pace: Finish in as few as three years.
    Start sooner: With two starts per year (September and February), you don't have to wait to begin your writing career.
    Balance work and school: With courses just one evening a week, you can start achieving your dream without putting your life on hold.
  • Scholarships

    Earn scholarships for accomplishments in poetry or other genres. Find out if you're eligible for scholarships of up to $1,000 or tuition discounts up to 25% off.

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    Tuition

    Earn your master’s degree at a price you can afford. Learn more about tuition and fees.

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    Literary journals

    Join the editorial board of the student-run magazine rock, paper, scissors, the online literary annual Runestone, or the national, award-winning Water~Stone Review.

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    Faculty

    You’ll work one-on-one with faculty members that rank among Minnesota Book Award winners, Booklist Best Books of the Year honorees, and other acclaimed writers.

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  • PROGRAM NEWS

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    For the second consecutive year, and for the third time in the last four years, five writers connected to Hamline's creative writing programs have been named finalists for the Minnesota Book Awards.

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    The Minnesota State Arts Board announced the winners of its 2020 Artist Initiative Grants and six of the grantees are part of the Hamline Creative Writing Programs.