Bay Path University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2013
Location: 
Longmeadow, MA
Genre: 
Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Online
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
20
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
$0
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Leanna James Blackwell
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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

Other Features: 

The program features small class sizes, a supportive community, close faculty mentoring, internship opportunities, and a summer creative writing field seminar in Ireland.

The program offers core courses in memoir, the personal essay, and narrative journalism, with electives in food and travel writing, 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. Part-time options available.