English - Creative Writing, M.A. | Ohio University | Athens, United States
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English - Creative Writing

24 months
17436 USD/year
17436 USD/year
9444 USD/year
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One of the first universities in the country to offer a M.A. in English - Creative Writing, Ohio University continues as home to a thriving, widely respected graduate program with concentrations in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.


Small by design, the M.A. in English - Creative Writing graduate program at Ohio University offers a comprehensive curriculum, an award-winning faculty and the intimacy of small classes.

Annual Events

The department hosts several annual events including an ambitious Spring Literary Festival that brings five nationally distinguished writers to campus for three-days of readings, craft talks, and student discussion. Recent visitors have included Tony Hoagland, Kathryn Harrison, Barry Lopez, Francine Prose, Peter Ho Davies, Kim Addonizio, David Shields, Robert Hass, Charles Simic, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Marilynne Robinson.

Visiting writers engage with our program year-round as well, appearing in both undergraduate and graduate classes, meeting one-on-one with select students, and offering evening readings in the intimate Galbreath Chapel.

In addition to a regular Dogwood Bloom reading series for our graduate students, the creative writing program hosts an annual Writers' Harvest benefit reading for the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank?s Second Harvest, a food distribution program serving Athens, Hocking, Perry, Vinton, Jackson, Gallia, Meigs, Morgan and Washington counties.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching College English (required only for teaching assistants)
  • Theory of Literature: Poetry, Mark Halliday
  • Creative Writing Seminar: Fiction
  • Theory of Literature: Fiction, Zakes Mda
  • Creative Writing Seminar: Poetry, Jill Allyn Rosser
  • History of the Essay, Dinty W. Moore

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online application for admission
  • Bachelors degree with a record of substantial coursework in English language and literature.
  • Foreign language
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors familiar with the applicant?s academic work.
  • General Record Examination (GRE) required.
  • Writing sample that reflects your best work. Applicants in literature should submit a critical essay of 10 to 15 pages in length. 
  • One- to two-page Statement of Purpose to the admissions committee outlining your educational background, interests and goals, and the ways you think Ohio University's program can foster and help you implement your plans.
  • Resume or Vitae recommended.
  • English Proficiency. All non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores for either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS academic). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8718 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    17436 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8718 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    9444 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4722 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 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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