College of Arts and Sciences

M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program

Arcadia University’s low-residency M.F.A. program in Creative Writing, the only one of its kind in the Philadelphia area, is distinctive in that it incorporates both a dynamic online environment and a study abroad experience. 

Personal Attention

Technology is used to allow consistent one-on-one contact between you and the faculty.

Study Abroad

You'll spend a week-long residency abroad at the start of the second year of the program. 

Online Workshops

Workshops are conducted online every week and led by the faculty.

Manuscript Preparation

You'll prepare a book-length manuscript and develop a plan to publish it.

Highlights of the M.F.A. Program

Our experienced and award-winning faculty help to prepare each student for a career in writing.

Our Faculty

Learn more about visiting writers, speakers, and programs designed for you to gain experience.

Events & Opportunities

Curious about our students and alumni? Learn about them and sample their work.

Our Students & Alumni

Creative writing

Upcoming Events


Prospective Student

Graduate Programs Open House

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Prospective Student

Graduate Programs Open House

August 19, 2015


Grey Towers Castle
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

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Enrollment Management
1-877-272-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)

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Joshua IsardProgram Director

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English Department
Taylor Hall, Room 209

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