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Creative Writing

Wichita State University

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The Creative Writing program at Wichita State University is the twelfth oldest in the nation and is known for producing well-trained writers—and well-prepared teachers of writing and literature. 

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As a student in the Creative Writing program at Wichita State University , you'll receive financial support through graduate teaching assistantships and fellowships which cover your tuition and provide a stipend.

First, you'll develop a plan of study based on your interests and career plans. Then you'll take core courses, which may include studies in fiction, poetry, and drama, among others. To complete the MFA, you'll also take a comprehensive exam and complete a final writing project of publishable quality.


A degree in creative writing from Wichita State will equip you with skills that lead to diverse career options. Writers are employed throughout the public and private sectors—from advertising agencies and the film industry to non-profits and academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative Writing: Fiction
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Graduate Studies in Fiction
  • Graduate Studies in Poetry
  • Graduate Studies in Drama
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Advanced Theory and Practice in Composition

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

To start the admission process, you must:

  • Be admitted to WSU's Graduate School
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in previous English coursework
  • Submit a sample of original writing in literary fiction (approximately 20 pages) or poetry (about six poems)

Tuition Fee

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