MFA in Creative Writing

Veterans and Military

At Alma College, we care about our service members and veterans and want to help you take the first step towards changing your life.

U.S. Service Members and Veterans: Earning a Graduate Degree at Alma

Are you thinking of pursuing a graduate degree? You may be looking to meet technical requirements for your job, or you are hoping to make a career move to a new profession. Maybe you want to become the writer you have always wanted to be and share the stories of your military experience. For many people looking to make a big life change, graduate school can be the first step.

At Alma College, we care about our service members and veterans and want to help you take that step. The college is offering the first graduate programs in its history, beginning with our low residency, two-year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing. The MFA features award-winning faculty members who provide individualized mentorship and lead an exciting artistic community that meets twice a year in person for ten-day residencies. 

You may have GI Bill® benefits that can apply to a master’s degree – and our School Certified Official, Katie Yourchock, can help you with the process to maximize those benefits. She can be reached at (989) 463-7453 or

To help prepare for this next chapter, contact Ebony Dixon, director of graduate recruitment, at (989) 463-7113 or to learn about your options and how to apply.

Read about required documentation. 

2021-2022 Gold Certified MVAA Veteran-Friendly School Alma was recently awarded the Gold level award from the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. We’re proud to be named a 2021-22 Military Friendly® school!

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website at