Bay Path University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Longmeadow, MA
Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Leanna James Blackwell
Core Faculty Includes: 

Mel Allen, Leanna James Blackwell, Adam Braver, Jennifer DeLeon, Shahnaz Habib, Ann Hood, Susan Ito, Karol Jackowski, Anna Mantzaris, Dinty W. Moore, Lisa Romeo, Sophfronia Scott, Tom Shea, Suzanne Strempek Shea, Kate Whouley

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Full financial aid is available for students taking six or more credits.

Other Features: 

The program, with a home base on the campus of the historically women’s college, Bay Path, features small class sizes, a supportive community, close faculty mentoring, internship opportunities, and a summer creative writing field seminar in Ireland.

It offers core courses in memoir, narrative journalism, and the personal essay; with electives in food and travel writing; writing about culture, race, and identity; health and wellness writing; family histories; nature and spiritual writing; personal profile writing; and contemporary women’s stories. Professional tracks in publishing and teaching creative writing are also available, as well as a year-long thesis course. A literary journal run by the MFA, Multiplicity Magazine, is launching in the fall of 2019. Part-time options available.