The Creative Writing Program at Wichita State University offers both an undergraduate major and minor, as well as a three-year, studio-academic Master of Fine Arts in poetry or fiction.

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Growing a Vibrant Artistic Community in the Heart of the Plains

Our MFA Program, the twelfth oldest in the country, is a studio-academic program, featuring small workshops with accomplished faculty, opportunities to work on our literary journal, internships with a national press, and one-on-one tutorials with Distinguished Visiting Writers. All of our MFA students receive financial support from the university through graduate teaching assistantships and fellowships which cover their tuition and provide a stipend. The Huffington Post has named our program to its list of “Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs.” 

At the undergraduate level, we offer a 33-hour major in creative writing with classes in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction writing, as well as a minor for students who want to add a creative pursuit to another major field of study. Our undergraduate students are able to take classes with the same faculty who teach in our graduate MFA Program. Advanced creative writing students also have opportunities to work with our Distinguished Visiting Writers and work on Mikrokosmos, the WSU Literary Journal.

Learn more about the MFA Program

Learn more about the Undergraduate Major and Minor