The Red Earth MFA in Creative Writing at OCU

The Red Earth MFA in Creative Writing

Write in the Middle of it All

It's Your Time

The Red Earth Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing @ Oklahoma City University offers you the opportunity to study creative writing without sacrificing your life. Our program connects you with experienced creative and professional writers who will nurture your creative talent in workshops, peer groups, and individual instruction.

Housed at a private university in an urban yet quiet setting, the program connects you with experienced creative and professional writers who will nurture your creative talent in workshops, peer groups, and individual instruction. The Red Earth MFA program gives you a chance to concentrate on your writing while working with writers like you who wish to grow creatively and professionally in a collaborative environment. Our students are warm, welcoming, and supportive--a true community.

Read, Write, Get Skilled

According to a 2014 article in The Millions, there are 10 skills that MFA students need in order to become successful professional writers. The Red Earth Low-Residency MFA @ Oklahoma City University offers workshops and courses that will help you like to gain the skills necessary to a career as a professional writer. Ask us how you can go 10 for 10 on the skills list with The Red Earth MFA.

Tailored Coursework

The Red Earth MFA is a low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing graduate studies program. Students will complete twelve hours of course work each fall and spring semester for two years, for a total of 48 hours that, along with the thesis, lead to the MFA in Creative Writing, a terminal degree in the field.

The low-residency model is suitable for both traditional and nontraditional students: you can keep your job and keep up with your family responsibilities while studying for your MFA.

If you’re considering The Red Earth MFA, we recommend that you read “Is a Low-Residency MFA Right for You?”, an article written by Lori A. May, one of our visiting writers and author of The Low-Residency MFA Handbook.

Learn more about how The Red Earth MFA program works.