40th Anniversary—MFA Relaunching in Fall 2015

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Naropa University, the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics will unveil a new MFA in Creative Writing curriculum in fall 2015. Highlights of the new curriculum include:

  • Cohort course: develops a strong sense of community among MFA students.
  • Revised courses: reflects both JKS history and our ongoing commitment to innovative writing.
  • Additional features: a focus on contemplative writing and practice as well as support around professional development and career goals.
  • Check back for announcements regarding these changes.

The MFA in Creative Writing is a low-residency degree program. Students typically enroll in online courses in fall and spring semesters and attend the Summer Writing Program in-residence.



The program offers a contemplative academic environment. The redesign will better serve students' needs and further enable them to engage with the world as scholars and writers while attending to their busy work schedules and lives.


Accepting Applications in MFA Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in both Naropa University and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Please note: we are still matriculating for our MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics (residency creative writing program). Learn more about the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics

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