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With dedicated staff and resources for our students, our MFA alums are finding employment in related fields of writing, marketing, and teaching and are publishing their work in journals, magazines and books.

2 Years

Program Length

Make Your Voice Heard

Write boldly, read thoughtfully and live vibrantly with our MFA in Creative Writing.

Tryphena Yeboah, MFA '21

Explore Our MFA in Creative Writing

"As an international student from Ghana, my experience at Chapman University and the relationships I’ve built have been an invaluable part of my life. Not only has this inclusive community become a home to me but it also continues to empower and challenge me in honing my craft as a writer."

The Tabula Poetica Reading Series every fall, the John Fowles Center Reading Series every spring, and Pub(lishing) Crawl in April make this MFA program an especially energetic milieu for emerging writers.

Competitive fellowships that include full tuition scholarships and $18,000 annual stipends with no work obligation--so you can put your writing first.

Various genre options for students to pursue, including Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Screenwriting and Experimental Writing.

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The MFA in Creative Writing at Chapman University encourages students to write boldly, read thoughtfully and live vibrantly. Our students and our faculty are here to bring big ideas to life in words and deliver those words to the world.

Whether you’re interested in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting or a combination of genres, the MFA at Chapman University invites you to write better than you ever thought you could.

The exciting coursework ranges across literary and critical studies, creative writing, rhetoric and composition, digital humanities, creative and cultural industries, and linguistics.

Orange, CA


Why Chapman's MFA in Creative Writing?

Your Writing Comes First

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