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Creative Writing, M.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) Provo, UT, United States
Creative Writing MFA graduates produce work suitable for public presentation, publication, and other forms of creative expression that fit their post-graduate plans.

Overview

Creative Writing M.F.A. graduates produce and defend a thesis-length creative document that is characterized by its originality and excellence of expression and informed by its critical introduction and/or afterword.

Creative Writing M.F.A. graduates will persuasively defend, in the oral examination, the coherence of their plan of study and their mastery of a discrete area of the discipline.

Creative Writing M.F.A. graduates who teach composition or assist faculty in teaching courses in the English major will exemplify pedagogical understanding and practice that qualifies them to teach similar courses at other colleges and universities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Technical Writing
  • Studies in Theme and Form
  • Composition Pedagogy
  • Studies in Teaching Advanced Composition
  • Creative Writing Theory

For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Online application only.
  • Application Username
  • BYU Net ID Instructions
  • Obtain an Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Request letters of recommendation
  • Application Fee
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  • Equivalent of undergraduate English degree
  • Course in Advanced Critical Theory
  • Formal Writing Sample
  • Creative Portfolio - see department for particulars
For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1664 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 832 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Provo

  • 944 - 1640 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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