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Creative Writing

University of Texas El Paso

24 months
17530 USD/year
17530 USD/year
7696 USD/year
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The only one of its kind in the U.S., the Creative Writing MFA at University of Texas El Paso offers a fully bilingual (Spanish and English) course of study in fiction, poetry, playwriting, screenwriting, literary translation and non-fiction.


The Bilingual Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing is designed as an artist’s degree that stresses the performance aspect of the discipline. The objectives of the program are to prepare students to be practicing writers and to be teachers of creative writing and contemporary literature. Students will be expected to have a thorough understanding of form and theory and an advanced background in literature. The program is offered online through UTEP Connect. 

Learning outcomes

Located in the Chihuahuan Desert, where two nations meet, our program is constantly evolving to meet the needs of students coming from the United States, Latin America and the rest of the world. We offer assistantships to many of our students.

The success of Creative Writing program at University of Texas El Paso is reflected in the success of our students, who have won major literary prizes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Narrative Theory and Poetics
  • Forms and Techniques of Fiction
  • Forms and Techniques of Poetry
  • Writing the Novel
  • Advanced Screenwriting
  • Advanced Creative Nonfiction
  • Ten Problems for the Fiction Writer
  • Writing Children’s Literature
  • Variable Topics
  • Advanced Playwriting

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts and diploma/certificates of all universities and colleges attended prior to application
  • Evaluation of credentials is highly recommended for applicants who have earned university level credit from international institutions.
  • An approved evaluation requires a detailed course-by-course evaluation.
  • TOEFL/IELTS required for degrees conferred in non-English speaking countries.
  • Official test scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17530 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    17530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17530 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    7696 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7696 USD per year during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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