Master of Fine Arts in Writing, MFA
Hone your writing skills in an area of your choice through the online Master of Fine Arts in Writing program from Lindenwood University. This program offers the ability to customize your degree to suit your interests by declaring an emphasis or taking courses in multiple genres. Focus on fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry.
Through our online MFA in Writing program, you will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, literature classes, and craft classes to build your skills and receive personalized feedback. Small classes help you grow in a supportive environment while learning from published writers. While some MFA coursework can be taken on-campus if preferred, there is no residency requirement for our fully online students.
Our online MFA in Writing program has been ranked as the No. 2 Best Online Creative Writing Degree Program by three outlets: BestColleges.com, TheBestSchools.org, and OnlineMasters.com.
Program at a Glance
Cost Per Credit
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.
Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.
Transfer up to 9 Credits
Complete your degree even faster by transferring credits from your previous learning experiences. Save time and money on your education!
Achieve your learning goals at the pace you set through our flexible online degree format.
Our full-service team of enrollment counselors, transfer specialists, tuition planners, and academic advisers are here to offer individualized support throughout your online learning experience to help you achieve your degree program milestones.
From instructors rooted in real-world expertise to coursework that aligns with practices in the field, your degree program will connect classroom with your career through immersive, experiential learning in your area of interest.
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.