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 & Historical Craft Studies

Applications are accepted at any time, but priority consideration is given to materials submitted by March 1 for the semester beginning in July. Applications received after March 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.