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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

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Available at the Milledgeville Campus

The master of fine arts in creative writing degree prepares artists - in this case, short story writers, playwrights, novelists, poets, and other writers - to study their craft seriously and create publishable works in their respective genres. Although students in the program will typically focus on one genre, they are expected and encouraged to explore at least one other genre.

Contact Information          
Dr. Martin Lammon
Graduate Coordinator for MFA Program
Department of English and Rhetoric
Georgia College & State University
Campus Box 44
Milledgeville, GA 31061

Graduate Admissions
Georgia College & State University
Campus Box 107
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Fax: 478-445-1336

Application Deadline
February 1 - Fall Semester Admittance Only
For further details, see the MFA Home Page

Application for Admission
Students may Apply Online or Apply by Mail 

One official copy of all transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office at the time of application or at least eight weeks prior to the start of classes.

Standardized Tests
Creative Writing requires the GRE (general test only) or the MAT for admission. Acceptable scores are usually in the 50th percentile or higher.

Writing Portfolio
Submit 15-20 poems (typed, single-spaced); OR submit no more than 50 pages (typed, double-spaced) of short fiction, essays, or one-act play (s); OR chapter(s) from a longer work of fiction or creative nonfiction; OR one act of a full-length play. Note: Plays may be typed in a standard dramatic format. The Writing Portfolio is submitted directly to Dr. Lammon.

Statement of Purpose
Submit a 500-word essay (typed, double-spaced) in which you discuss expectations and goals for your writing, as well as any other relevant points you may wish to make regarding your studies in the MFA program. The Statement of Purpose is submitted directly to Dr. Lammon.

Letters of Recommendation
Submit three letters of recommendation from teachers or other references able to comment on your creative writing and your potential for successful graduate study to the Graduate Admissions Office (letters may be mailed or faxed).

Health Forms
Students are required to submit immunization records.
The Certificate of Immunization (pdf) requires a physician's signature.

Information about Graduate Assistantships

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