Admissions Process

We’re glad you’ve decided to apply to the Augsburg MFA in Creative Writing program!

Still accepting applications on a rolling basis for writers who wish to begin the program with the Summer 2017 Residency. There is limited space available in each genre: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and playwriting.

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application formMakingBooks-Ash
  • Official transcripts from ALL post-secondary schools attended
  • One Letter of Recommendation (an additional letter may required at the request of the director)
  • Creative Sample for the genre to which you are applying
    • Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: 20 pages, double-spaced
    • Poetry: 15-20 pages, single-spaced
    • Playwriting and Screenwriting: 15-30 pages, standard script format
  • Personal Essay (1-3 pages)
    • Describe your goals as a writer and how you see an MFA in Creative Writing helping you reach these goals.
    • Tell us about a moment when you knew you wanted to do something with your writing.
    • As you work toward your MFA, you will receive a great deal of critical commentary on your creative work. You will also be expected to take part in the analysis of fellow MFA candidates’ writing during the workshop sessions. How do you react to receiving and giving this type of commentary?

Submitting official transcripts

Official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary institutions for undergraduate and graduate level coursework must be submitted directly to the Graduate Admissions Office by electronic transfer or by mail.

By electronic transfer: admissiondocs@augsburg.edu (if prompted by your institution for an email address)

By mail:
Graduate Admissions Office, CB 65
Augsburg College
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55454