MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing

Discover Your Story.

  • Courses offered 100% online - students learn in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive online community
  • Classes start every January, May, and September
  • Specialized training with tracks available in:
    • Publishing
    • Narrative Medicine
    • Teaching
  • Workshops with small peer groups for intensive writing practice, feedback, and support
  • Award-winning MFA faculty are accomplished memoirists, journalists, food and travel writers, editors, and publishers with a wealth of real-world expertise
  • Optional summer creative writing seminar in Ireland
  • Offers an opportunity to intern with our literary magazine and blog, Multiplicity
  • Students have access to mentoring, tutoring, library resources, academic resources, and career services
  • Financial aid is available and no GMAT or GRE are required

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Why Bay Path?

Diversity & Inclusion - Bay Path students find a supportive and diverse community. We firmly believe that individuals have the right to a safe, accepting, and enriching higher education experience and we are committed to fostering an environment in which diversity is welcomed and all individuals feel that they belong.

Flexibility & Convenience - Bay Path offers flexible full-time or part-time schedules, with multiple start dates, and course delivery options, our programs are convenient for busy working adults. 

Faculty Commitment & ExpertiseBay Path boasts an accomplished faculty comprised of dedicated professors and practitioners who bring their real-world experience into the classroom. Their ability to address current issues and best practices ensures that our students gain the relevant skills and knowledge they need to put into action immediately in their workplaces and communities. 

Success Focused - Bay Path's faculty and staff foster close relationships with students, ensuring they are supported in their educational goals and equipped to succeed. Students are empowered to become leaders in their careers and communities with an innovative approach to learning that prepares them to flourish in a constantly changing world.

What Our Students Say

"As a journalist, creative nonfiction is my profession. Bay Path’s top-notch program helped me to move into a new position writing news features full time for The Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton. I also write stories for, a large travel website where I'm listed as a staff writer." - Andy Castillo G'19

About Bay Path University


Bay Path was founded in 1897. The main campus is in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, with the Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center in East Longmeadow. Numerous undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs offered online. Our graduate and undergraduate student body consists of more than 3,100 women and men representing over 33 states.