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Applicant Information – MFA Creative Writing

The low-residency MFA创意写作 program has been life-changing.  I have made life-long friends, met mentors who care deeply about my aims as a writer, and grown in my ability 至 match the reality of my craft with my vision. What’s more, as an active duty Air Force officer, within the warm circle of fellow writers there is a smaller, concentric circle of veterans and active duty service members who provide instant support and empathy for my own experience. You could not ask for a better program as a writer 和 could not find one as a veteran.

- 托德查普曼,MFA学生


The MFA创意写作 accepts applications on a rolling basis.

    • 完成 网上申请 >
      You do not have to complete your application in one sitting – you can save it partially completed, then log back in to your user account to finish it later. Don’t forget to write down the Login ID 和 PIN you create to start! Use any 启动应用程序 link 至 log back in.
    • 通过电子邮件发送 手稿个人散文集info.mfacw@sierranevada.edu。 (as DOC, DOCX, or PDF files), or mail them 至 the address below.

  • 提交您的 正式成绩单.
  • Submit two professional 和 confidential 推荐信.
  • 邮寄地址:


Examples of your original, creative work in at least one of these areas:

  1. 诗:15页
  2. 小说:20-25页
  3. Literary Nonfiction: 20-25 pages
  4. Writing for Children 和 Young Adults (WCYA): any combination of
    • Picture Books: 2-3 full 手稿s
    • Middle Grade fiction or nonfiction: up 至 25 pages
    • Young Adult fiction or nonfiction: up 至 25 pages

Note: A complete manuscript must be submitted for each genre in which you choose to apply. All manuscripts must be double spaced, with font set to Times New Roman. 通过电子邮件发送 手稿(s) in electronic PDF or DOC format 至 info.mfacw@sierranevada.edu。


Two 个人散文集 of 2 – 3 pages each.

  1. Discuss your creative writing background, including writers in your chosen genre who have influenced your own work. (Do not include the work of MFA faculty members at 纬来体育网址 in your discussion. You may include them in essay 2, if applicable.)
  2. Discuss how the low-residency model 和 the program at 纬来体育网址 would be suited 至 your writing goals.

Note: 通过电子邮件发送 essays in electronic PDF or DOC format 至 info.mfacw@sierranevada.edu。.

  1. An official transcript showing a posted bachelor’s degree with an earned 3.0 grade point average. (Exceptions 至 the GPA requirement may be made based on specific circumstances, such as time elapsed since completing your degree or relevant experience.)
  2. Separate transcripts for any graduate coursework.
  3. An international credential evaluation for any coursework completed outside the United States. SNU – approved international credential evaluations are available for a fee from 世界教育服务 (WES)。

Note: GRE scores are not required. There is no foreign language requirement.


MFA-CW Program Coordina至r 和 研究生招生 Counselor


(for 成绩单 和 Letters of Recommendation)