Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Professional Writing - Additional Admission Documentation

EDUCATION: List all colleges and universities attended


WRITING EXPERIENCE: Are you currently employed as a writer, or have you been employed as a writer in the past? If so, identify your position(s) and briefly describe your duties.


REFERENCES: Provide a list of five professional and creative contacts. 



I waive the right to have access to recommendations submitted on my behalf.


Identify your preferred creative genre (poetry, fictions, etc.) and your preferred practical genre (technical writing, journalism, PR/Marketing, etc).

Application Essay and Writing Porfolio

 In a five-page essay, address why this particular MFA program is better suited to your goals and needs than other MFA programs. In answering this question, touch on your interest in writing and your aspirations for a future in the writing profession. Clip (do not staple) the essay to this admissions application.


Submit a twenty- to fifty-page hard copy portfolio of writing samples in multiple genres. The portfolio may include excerpts from longer works and may consist of creative and/or practical work in any genre. Please submit this work in a manila folder.

No originals.

Please Note:

Applicants who plan to use Connecticut senior citizen or Connecticut State University employee tuition vouchers may be admitted to the program only if space is available.


Summer residency is held the first full week in August; winter residency is held during the first full week in January.

New students must attend the first residency.


If you are planning on applying for financial aid, please do so now. Payment for your first semester is due one month before your first residency. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (203) 837-8580 or on the web at:


The MFA Committee may request an interview with the candidate before making its final decision.


I have answered all questions truthfully and to the best of my knowledge. The portfolio that I have submitted for consideration is my own work and represents my own artistic and creative writing abilities.


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