You need a program that’s as passionate about your writing as you are. Drexel University’s low-residency, two-year MFA in Creative Writing helps you grow as a writer in a supportive creative community – while letting you complete most of the career-focused curriculum online through workshops, reading tutorials, and one-on-one packet exchanges with notable published writers.

You'll specialize in fiction writing and take electives in areas such as young adult, historical fiction, and marketing for authors.

Learn more about Drexel's MFA scholarship opportunity, a full tuition scholarship from the MFA Gift Fund for Marginalized Writers.


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Online Open House
Learn more about our online MFA in Creative Writing program. This is a great opportunity for you to find out why Drexel’s program is the right choice for you.

MFA in Creative Writing
Tuesday, May 16th | 12 - 1 p.m. ET

Drexel is among a small group of universities with no cap on the number of veterans who may enroll through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides tuition-free education to eligible veterans.

A Nationally-Recognized School for Servicemembers

Increase your Civic Engagement

Use storytelling to affect change, build community, and widen opportunities for expression in marginalized populations through elective study abroad experiences like the Haiti Creative Writing Intensive and our one-of-a-kind Drexel Story Medicine Collaborative. You may also work with military veterans, incarcerated men and women, and hospice patients.

Gain Real-World Insight

The program includes three in-person residencies where you'll meet with classmates, professors, and authors of distinction. Two residencies take place in Philadelphia and the third takes place in New York so you can meet and network with additional industry professionals.

Learn to Lead by Example

Drexel's MFA provides the opportunity for select students to enter our teaching pedagogy track.  MFA teaching assistantships help you gain experience (and a salary!) you can put toward your degree.

MFA Program Feaures

Earn Credit for Work Experience

If you have published a novel, you may be eligible to earn credit for your work experience.  Accepted students can contact their academic advisor to request a formal review of their novel(s) for course credit consideration. Credit earned through work experience can be used as MFA course equivalencies.