MFA in Creative Writing
The MFA in creative writing at the University of Nevada, Reno, is a three-year residency program which culminates in the submission of a thesis (a novel, a collection of stories, or a collection of poems).
The program requires a series of rigorous workshops, classes in editing and publishing, and electives in literary history, critical theory and craft, as well as a thesis created under the close mentorship of a faculty committee.
The residential MFA in creative writing also offers students opportunities to engage in public outreach. Our students help organize the Nevada Humanities Literary Crawl and gain experience in editing and publishing via partnerships with Black Rock Press, Baobab Press, and the University of Nevada Press.
Numerous nationally prominent writers visit the University every year to read and to meet our students. Recent visitors include Camille Dungy, Manuel Gonzales, Aaron Hamburger, Fonda Lee, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Srikanth Reddy, Cedar Sigo, Justin Torres, JJ Amaworo Wilson, and Robert Wrigley.