Creative and Professional Writing (MFA)

Creative and Professional Writing (MFA)

 

Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing

 

Application Deadline:

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.00 on 4.00 scale.
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to your writing skills.
  • a Statement of Purpose addressing your writing interests, reading influences, and career-related goals (approx. 750-1000 words); send an electronic copy to parrrasj@wpunj.edu and to graduate@wpunj.edu; please send the Statement of Purpose in a separate email from your ten-page Writing Sample (see below),  and include your full name and student ID#. 
  • Ten-page writing sample in the genre you intend to pursue. An electronic copy should be sent to both Graduate Admissions at graduate@wpunj.edu and  parrasj@wpunj.edu. Electronic submission must include your full name and student ID#.