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Creative Writing (Fiction Concentration)

Texas State University

12 months
765 USD/credit 36720 USD/year
765 USD/credit 36720 USD/year
357 USD/credit 17136 USD/year
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The Creative Writing (Fiction Concentration) program from Texas State University offers students access to incredible resources, including readings and master classes given by acclaimed visiting writers, agent and editor talks, and facilities like the Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle and the Clark House in Smithville.


The Creative Writing (Fiction Concentration) program from Texas State University gives talented authors the opportunity to develop their craft in a formal academic program and a community of writers.

Program Mission

The M.F.A. program in creative writing provides students with graduate-level knowledge of literature and theory, as well as the skills to function as advanced practitioners within their genre. Students will demonstrate their development as artists through a facility with the elements of craft in their area of concentration, along with a mature understanding of writerly process and discipline.

Students can also take course work in creative nonfiction, though it is not an official concentration.

Career Options

The M.F.A. is considered a terminal degree, which means that graduates can teach at a university level. Many graduates are working practitioners of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and screenplays and also possess highly-developed writing skills that are valuable in a wide variety of work environments. Graduates of the Texas State program are competitive with literature doctoral students.

Programme Structure

The master of fine arts degree in creative writing requires 48 semester hours, including:

  • writing workshops
  • literature
  • form and theory
  • literary techniques
  • minor or cognate (other than creative writing)
  • thesis credit leading to the production of a book-length work of literary merit

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee or
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    36720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 765 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 357 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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