The M.F.A. writing program at Chapman fosters the growth of fiction writers and poets through workshops, techniques courses, literature courses, the John Fowles Literary Forum, and the literary journal Calliope.
The creative writing faculty is comprised of a wide variety of award-winning writers and poets who serve as mentors from day one.
The culmination of each M.F.A. writing student’s work is a book-length thesis project in fiction or poetry. (Students may complete a thesis in creative nonfiction, stage drama, or screenplay, with the approval of the graduate program director.) Many M.F.A. graduates teach at two- and four-year colleges, publish their work, or go on to professional careers in writing and editing.
For further information on degree prerequisites, admission requirements, and a list of courses, view the Graduate Course Catalog.
Announcing New MFA Writing Fellowships
All MFA applicants for fall semester admission are considered for the fellowships. To be considered, the application must be received by February 1. To find out more about these fellowships and other scholarships, please contact us at (714) 997-6750 or contact the chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.