Admission to the Post MFA Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing

This one-semester program is for writers who also aspire to teach writing at any level. Accepted applicants study writing pedagogy and gain experience as instructors through supervised teaching placements in their local communities. In order to be eligible for the Post MFA Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing Program, applicants must have already earned an MFA in Creative Writing from AULA or another accredited institution. In reviewing applicants the Post MFA Admissions Committee considers applicants’ performance in their MFA work as well as other supporting materials, including answers to a series of questions that must be addressed in their Letter of Application (part of the Application Package). 

Applications for the Post MFA Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing Program are reviewed on a rolling basis. There is no application deadline, although applicants are encouraged to apply early as cohort space is limited. Qualified applicants will be admitted for the next available starting date in either June or December.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for admission applicants must supply the following:

  • Evidence of a bachelor’s and an MFA in Creative Writing degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. (Note: Evidence of a bachelor’s degree from a non-regionally accredited institution of higher education may be considered, but is at the discretion of the academic program.)
  • Evidence of exceptional ability as a creative writer as demonstrated in a writing sample (10 page maximum).
  • Evidence of appropriate experience, goals, and interests that indicate a good fit with the program and potential to be successful in the professional field as provided in the Letter of Application, previous academic record, samples of work.