Creative Writing, Master | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
36 months
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18473 USD/year
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About

The University of Kansas' Creative Writing MFA is a three-year program with tracks in fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and playwriting. 

Overview

About this Degree

Typically, students in the program take course work for the first two years of the program and then take the third year to write their thesis. Students may take up to 15 credit hours to complete the thesis, and by the time they graduate they will have produced a book-length manuscript of poetry or prose. University of Kansas's  Creative Writing MFA program is distinguished by its emphasis on both creative and analytical work. All MFA students are required to take graduate-level literature and/or composition/rhetoric courses along with creative writing workshops. Students think and write critically as well as creatively, and are expected to read scholarly texts as well as fiction, poetry, drama, and creative non-fiction.​

The creative writing faculty at KU has been widely published and anthologized, winning both critical and popular acclaim. Faculty awards include such distinctions as the Nebula Award, Hugo Award, Osborn Award, Shelley Memorial Award, Gertrude Stein Award, the Kenyon Review Prize, the Kentucky Center Gold Medallion, and the Pushcart Prize.

Programme Structure

  • In the first year, GTA appointees teach English 101 (first year composition) and English 102 (a required reading and writing course). 
  • MFA students have the opportunity to teach and course in creative writing in their third year, and opportunities are available for a limited number of advanced GTAs to teach in the summer.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.25
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A resumé or curriculum vitae.
  • A statement of approximately 500 words describing your interests, training, experience (including teaching experience), academic ability, and goals.
  • Letters of recommendation from three professors. 
  • Copies of G.R.E. scores in the General Aptitude Test, taken within five years of application date. These tests should be taken well in advance of the application deadline of December 31. 
  • One official transcript from each university previously attended.
  • M.A. and PhD literature track applicants must submit two examples of academic writing. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18473 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    18473 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18473 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    8002 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8002 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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