Admissions Criteria

Admission to Warren Wilson College graduate programs varies from program to program, but there are some similarities. Our graduate program faculty look for prospective students who have a deep and abiding curiosity about their discipline and whose perspective aligns with our programs’ values and philosophy.

In keeping with our test-optional philosophy, Warren Wilson College graduate programs do not require the GRE or other standardized exams.

Applying for Graduate Study

Master of Arts (MA) in Critical Craft Studies

Applications are accepted at any time, but priority consideration is given to materials submitted by February 1 for the semester beginning in July. Applications received after February 1 are welcome, but they will be considered as space allows.

Applicants to the program submit an online application form that includes a written response to a craft piece, a personal essay, letters of reference, and supporting materials.  Applicants must also provide official transcripts for previous undergraduate/graduate degrees.

Learn more about our MA program’s curriculum and faculty.

Submit an application.

The MFA Program for Writers

Application deadlines are March 1 for the July semester and September 1 for the January semester.

Applicants submit a poetry or fiction manuscript, a personal essay, a critical essay, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation, along with a $75 fee, via Submittable.

Grants and scholarships are available and are need-based. Any applicants applying for financial aid must file a FAFSA in advance of the deadline.

Full details are available on the MFA website.