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Creative Writing

The University of Iowa

24 months
Duration
29739 USD/year
31012 USD/year
12065 USD/year
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About

The Creative Writing at The University of Iowa is a world-renowned graduate program for fiction writers and poets.

Overview

About Creative Writing at The University of Iowa

Founded in 1936, it was the first creative writing program in the United States to offer a degree, and it became a model for many contemporary writing programs. In addition to its Master of Fine Arts program, it also offers writing courses for undergraduates.

The Iowa Writers' Workshop has been home to thousands of remarkable writers, including Flannery O'Connor, Raymond Carver, Rita Dove, John Irving, James Alan McPherson, Philip Levine, Jane Smiley, Michael Cunningham, Sandra Cisneros, Denis Johnson, Jorie Graham, Ann Patchett, D.A. Powell, Nathan Englander, Yiyun Li, Eleanor Catton, Angela Flournoy, Garth Greenwell, Yaa Gyasi, and Jamel Brinkley. The program's faculty and alumni include winners of virtually every major literary award, including seventeen winners of the Pulitzer Prize (most recently Paul Harding in 2010), six recent U.S. Poets Laureate, and numerous winners of the National Book Award, MacArthur Foundation Fellowships, and other major honors. In 2003, the Iowa Writers' Workshop received a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities—the first awarded to a university and only the second given to an institution rather than an individual.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Creative Writing Studio Workshop
  • Creative Writing
  • Fiction Writing
  • Poetry Writing
  • Writing and Reading Young Adult Fiction

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited American College or University, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • Meet English Proficiency Requirements
  • General application to the University of Iowa Graduate College
  • Statement of purpose
  • Graduate Funding Application
  • Department Funding Application
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Unofficial official copy of transcripts from universities and colleges that document all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Due to COVID19, a backup copy of your manuscript uploaded to MyUI

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29739 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29739 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31012 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12065 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12065 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 USD /month
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Funding

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