College of Arts and Sciences


Low-Residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing

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. 

M.F.A. Program Features

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

27
Sep

Student

The Shawshank Redemption

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Student

The Shawshank Redemption

September 27, 2018

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Human Resources
Humanities Research Lab 2035 Church Rd
Glenside, PA 19038

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09
Oct

Prospective Student

MFA Online Information Session

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Prospective Student

MFA Online Information Session

October 9, 2018

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Online
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038

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11
Oct

Campus-Wide

Adaptations Film Series: The Joy Luck Club

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Campus-Wide

Adaptations Film Series: The Joy Luck Club

October 11, 2018

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Human Resources
Humanities Research Lab 2035 Church Rd
Glenside, PA 19038

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07
Nov

Prospective Student

College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Open House

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Prospective Student

College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Open House

November 7, 2018

4:00pm to 7:00pm

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

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Apply to Arcadia

Enrollment Management
1-877-272-ARCADIA (1-877-272-2342)
admiss@arcadia.edu

How to Apply

Contact Us

Joshua IsardProgram Director
267-620-4886
isardj@arcadia.edu

Our Location

English Department
Taylor Hall, Room 209
215-572-2146

Dept. Website

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