MFA – Admission Steps

Admission Requirements for the MFA Program

Admission Steps

  1. Complete and submit the Online Application for Admission or contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for a paper application.
  2. Contact all postsecondary schools you attended (colleges, universities, and technical schools), whether or not you earned credit. Request an official transcript be sent Reinhardt. If your transcripts is under a different last name or maiden name, please note on the appropriate line on the application.  One transcript  must reflect a Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).Please Note: Applicants with a GPA between under 2.75 should contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for information about an appeals process.
  3. Please submit:
    • Creative Writing Sample (20 pages): creative non-fiction, fiction, memoir, playwriting, poetry, screenplay
    • Critical Writing Sample (any length): essay, scholarly paper, magazine article, newspaper book review, material providing examples of intellectual acumen (one or more of these)
    • Personal Essay (any length, but typically up to two pages): Discuss why you would like to enter the MFA Program
    • Personal References: Submit two personal references


Admission Questions: 770-720-5526
Office of Admissions
Reinhardt University
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183-2981