MFA in Creative Writing

We are the world’s only MFA program specifically devoted to literature and the pursuit of social justice.

AULA’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing was named one of the top five low-residency MFA programs in the country by The Atlantic magazine. In AULA’s unique low-residency program, students explore the important role of the writer in society, reading works by diverse and socially-conscious authors.

The MFA in Creative Writing program is comprised of on-campus residencies – which include classes, readings, and workshops – complemented by a five month online project period during which students live and write in their home communities.

We offer specialized fields of creative writing study in the following genres: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Writing for Young People. Our distinguished instructors are all actively published writers who serve as dedicated mentors throughout the program.

AULA’s MFA in Creative Writing program was founded in 1997 by renowned poet and teacher Eloise Klein Healy, Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita and the first Poet Laureate of Los Angeles.