Bay Path University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2013
Location: 
Longmeadow, MA
Genre: 
Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Online
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
30
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, T. Susan Chang, Anthony D'Aries, Audrey Ferber, Aine Greaney, Shahnaz Habib, Ann Hood, Susan Ito, Karol Jackowski, Lisa Romeo, 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, close faculty mentoring, and internship opportunities.

The program offers concentrations in memoir, personal essay, and biography, with electives in food and travel writing, health and wellness writing, family histories, art and culture writing, women's spiritual writing, personal profile writing, and long-form narrative journalism. Professional tracks in publishing and teaching creative writing are also available, as well as a summer creative writing field seminar in Ireland.