All MFA applicants must submit an admission file that includes the following:
- Completed online application form. (The $50 application fee is waived for online applications)
- Official transcripts from ALL post-secondary schools attended
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- Essay (1-3 pages)
- Samples of your creative work in 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
Note: You may apply to more than one genre. Contact Graduate Admissions to request the shortened application for any genre beyond your first choice.
Priority deadline: February 1
Now Reviewing Applications on a Rolling Basis
The MFA program admits on a rolling basis until each genre is full. Completed applications received by February 1 will be reviewed and given a decision first. After that date, new applicants may be admitted or waitlisted, depending on space availability within genres.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (if prompted by your institution for an email address)
Graduate Admissions Office, CB 65
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Find detailed information on our International Graduate Admissions page. Or, contact the Graduate Admissions Office for additional assistance on this process at 612-330-1101 or email@example.com.