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The Basics

The Randolph College M.F.A. program is a two-year, intensive degree in creative writing: poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.

The Residencies

During the two years, students complete four semesters of one-on-one mentorship and attend five 10-day Residency Sessions, one beginning each semester, as well as a final graduation residency at the end of the fourth semester.

Working with Faculty

Our Award-Winning Writing Faculty attend the residency sessions to mentor students, deliver insightful lectures, lead collaborative workshops, facilitate discussions, and present their writing.

The Semesters

After the residency session, each student works with one faculty mentor for 20 weeks, completing original new writing, revising works in progress, and writing critical analysis essays.

Faculty mentors communicate regularly with students, providing feedback and direction. This is an exciting, personal approach to developing craft, style, and vision.

The Degree

The thesis project for the M.F.A. is a book-length work of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction.

The M.F.A. is a degree program offered by the English Department of Randolph College. For full curriculum details, examine the M.F.A. Curriculum.

If you have any questions, please check out our F.A.Q.'s or Contact Us--we’re happy to help!

We're looking for people who love language and stories:

students who read the first sentence of a book with joy and reverence.