Creative Writing

Graduate Programs


The Creative Writing MFA is made by and for writers of poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction. We are committed to building an active culture of engagement in the literary arts for our students, including mentorship with our bestselling and award-winning faculty and opportunities for professional development and community building. Our location in southern Minnesota gives our students the opportunity to develop their craft in a place with a vibrant and diverse literary scene and a long history of financial and cultural support for the arts.


Program Locations Major / Total Credits
Creative Writing MFA MFA - Master of Fine Arts
  • Mankato
46 / 46

Policies & Faculty


Contact Information

136 Nelson Hall
Landline: 507-389-6412



  • Gina Wenger
Program Coordinator
  • Robin Becker
  • Robin Becker, MFA
  • Rachael Hanel, PhD
  • Geoff Herbach, MFA
  • Chris McCormick, MFA
  • Michael Torres, MFA
  • Gwen Westerman, PhD