McNeese State University offers two graduate degrees in Creative Writing: the MFA  and an online MA Concentration in Creative Writing.

Send us a letter of application stating why you believe our program is a good fit for you. Ideally, you will talk about your influences, your ideas about writing, and how a studio-academic MFA program or an online MA can further your writing. In your letter, please list the e-mail contact for one person who might serve as a reference for you. Also attach a writing sample that you believe best represents your aesthetic and skills as a writer (a maximum of 20 pages for fiction, 10 pages for poetry). 

If you think it would help in our decision, you may also attach a .pdf of your transcripts; however, this is not required.

Applicants interested in the MFA program must submit material by February 21 for the following Fall. If you have any questions about the application process or the MFA program in general, contact the program Director, Professor Amy Fleury,

Applicants interested in applying to our online MA creative writing concentration must submit material by May 31 for the following Fall. If you have any questions about the online MA, contact the program coordinator, Chris Lowe, or visit the program website at

Ends on May 31, 2017
To apply, you'll need to submit a writing sample (20 pages of fiction or 10 pages of poetry) and a brief (one-page) letter discussing your interest in writing and in the Online MA in Creative Writing at McNeese.