Butler's MFA in Creative Writing, entering its fifth year, represents the latest evolution in our University's century-long commitment to the literary arts.

The MFA is a 36-hour studio MFA that includes ten three-credit courses and six hours of formal thesis work with an advisor. We offer programs in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, eclectic and exciting courses ranging from workshops in all the major genres to electives in screenwriting, young adult fiction, poetic form, literary editing and publishing, and teaching creative writing.

We offer a combination of top-flight, full-time faculty, nationally recognized visiting faculty, and one of the finest visiting writers series in the country.  We operate a vibrant new MFA-run literary magazine and other publishing enterprises, and also offer teaching and service opportunities through an array of programs including our Writing in the Schools community partnership.

MFA_Blog Icon 150x 150Courtesy of the Efroymson Family Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, we are also delighted to announce the opening of the Efroymson Center for Creative Writing. This new center hosts MFA courses and events, provides apartment space for visiting writers, and offers its own innovative series of creative writing programs.

Be sure to check out our brand new Butler MFA blog to see what sets our program apart and learn about all our affiliate programs.

Come join us as we make a new home for creative writing in the Midwest.


MFA Creative Writing

Efroymson Center for Creative Writing
530 West Hampton Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-8733
Program Director: Hilene Flanzbaum