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Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

» Dual MA in English / MFA in Creative Writing

The Dual MA English/MFA Creative Writing program at Chapman University’s Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is an innovative three-year program combining the practice and study of creative writing with literary scholarship. The exciting coursework ranges across literary and critical studies, creative writing, journalism, rhetoric and composition, digital humanities, creative and cultural industries, and linguistics. 

This program is designed especially for students who intend to pursue a career in teaching English and creative writing at the university, community college, or secondary-school level, and graduates have gone on to pursue their Ph.D. Full-time students complete the degree in three years. All graduate classes are offered in the late afternoon or evening.


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Mark Axelrod, Ph.D.
Director, MA in English
axelrod@chapman.edu

Anna Leahy, Ph.D.
Director, MFA in Creative Writing
leahy@chapman.edu

David Krausman
Graduate Programs Coordinator
(714) 516-7116
krausman@chapman.edu

Shannon McCance
Senior Graduate Admission Counselor
(714) 516-5236
smccance@chapman.edu

For additional admission information, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admission
888-CU-APPLY or (714) 997-6711
gradadmit@chapman.edu

Application Deadlines


Apply now using the Online Application. Submit your application and all supporting documents by the deadline listed below. 

Applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a rolling basis as space is available.

  • For Fall Semester, including fellowship and scholarship consideration: February 1
  • For Spring Semester: November 1