Master’s of Fine Arts in Writing, MFA
Elevate Your Writing Craft
Hone your writing skills in an area of your choice through the online Master of Fine Arts in Writing program from Lindenwood University. The Lindenwood MFA in Writing allows you to customize your degree to suite your interest by declaring an emphasis or taking courses in multiple genres. We offer a flexible, extensive curriculum with a remarkable range of courses. Focus on fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry or young adult & middle grade writing.
Ranked #5 Most Affordable Online MFA Program
Program at a Glance
Cost Per Credit
Your online MFA writing degree coursework can prepare you to leverage your passion for written expression as a platform for inspiration, information, persuasion, connectivity, and much more within the broad field of writing communications. The online MFA in writing degree explores written expression through the three primary literary lenses, covering foundational focuses such as the following:
- Creative Writing for the MFA
- Focused Poetry Workshop
- Fiction Writing Workshop
- Classic Foundational Literature: Creative Nonfiction
An MFA degree prepares graduates for opportunities within creative writing and other areas across writing communications. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for a writer is $69,510. For those interested in pursuing a role as a technical writer, the pay is even more lucrative, with BLS reporting an annual salary of $78,060.
For admission to your program, you will need to complete your online application and submit the following documents:
- Online Application
- Letter of intent, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals
- For the MFA, this statement should describe why you would like to pursue the MFA degree and the role writing has played in your life
- Official undergraduate transcript(s), as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- If GPA is lower, please discuss options with your enrollment counselor
- Creative writing sample of 7-10 pages
- NOTE: The MFA program admission is selective based on the program director’s approval of this submitted creative writing sample
The cost per credit hour for this program is $561. Besides affordable tuition, we offer a generous transfer policy of up to 90 credits toward your degree completion to further offset tuition costs—to save you time and money on your education!
Frequently Asked Questions
We do not charge any fees in addition to tuition.
The online MS in fine arts in writing program allows you to transfer up to 9 credits. Learn more about our transfer policy.
Yes, there are scholarships available. Learn more about our scholarship policy by reaching out to an admissions advisor.
Explore writing alongside published authors with the online Creative Nonfiction MFA in Writing program from Lindenwood University.
Hone your fiction writing skills as you design your own curriculum across a range of courses – workshops, craft and literature classes – in the Fiction concentration of the online MFA in Writing program.
Enhance your poetry capabilities as you design your own curriculum and take advantage of workshops, craft classes, and literature classes in the online Poetry MFA in Writing program from Lindenwood University.
Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?
Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community.
We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.
We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.
Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.
We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.
We are committed to helping you succeed.
Throughout each step of your online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.