Master On Campus

Creative Writing

University of Arkansas

24 months
28560 USD/year
28560 USD/year
10500 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.F.A. in Creative Writing at University of Arkansas  offers degree tracks in poetry, fiction, and literary translation as well as the option of a focused study in rhetoric and composition.


The Creative Writing program offered by University of Arkansas is designed to be a true terminal degree. Graduates leave our program prepared for all aspects of the writing life.

During our M.F.A. in Creative Writing from University of Arkansas will be able to:

  • develop their own creative voices alongside a deep understanding of the great writers and works that have come before them. 
  • receive hands-on attention through their four years of study.
  • to explore outside of their own concentration, with workshops and craft courses in other genres.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Writing
  • Craft of Fiction,
  • Poetry
  • Translation 
  • Modern/Contemporary Fiction
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • Essay Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, with a grade point average of 3.0 on the last 60 credit hours of academic coursework OR a 3.0 cumulative grade average. 
  • A Creative Writing Sample:
Fiction applicants – 20 pages of short fiction or a novel excerptPoetry applicants – 8-10 poemsTranslation applicants – 5-6 pages of poetry OR fiction translated into English, together with copies of the original texts
    • Statement of Purpose 
    • Critical Writing Sample 
    • GRE Scores 
    • All College Transcripts 
    • 3 Letters of Recommendation 
    • Teaching Statement 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28560 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28560 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10500 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Fayetteville

930 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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