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Creative Writing

University of Massachusetts Boston

Master
36 months
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17466 USD/year
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14529 USD/year
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About

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Massachussetts Boston is a selective three-year program that admits approximately five applicants in fiction and five in poetry each academic year. Every student receives financial support from the university.

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Overview

The Creative Writing program from University of Massachussetts Boston offers an intense and focused opportunity for students to further their commitment to writing as the center of their professional lives. 

Through a combination of mentoring by accomplished faculty in a series of creative writing workshops, courses focused on the study of literature offered through the English MA Program, and electives that include the practice of literary editing and the teaching of creative writing, students will have the guidance to develop and shape their work to the full extent of their talent. 

After three years in the program, they will be prepared to sustain their commitment to contemporary literature as writers, readers, editors, and teachers.

Career

Our students take advantage of our relationships with community programs and institutions like 826Boston, Veterans Upward Bound, Harvard University’s Woodberry Poetry Room, the Boston Athenaeum, and Grub Street.

They work for literary magazines and presses including Consequence, Hanging Loose, University of Massachusetts Press, Breakwater Review, and Broadsided, and start and run their own literary magazines. They teach undergraduate creative writing classes at UMass Boston and continuing education classes for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Our students and graduates publish widely, and find jobs they love. Most importantly, they’re happy they chose UMass Boston.

Programme Structure

  • Four MFA writing workshops. 
  • Three seminars in literature 
  • Three  electives 
  • Two  thesis workshops, culminating in a capstone MFA thesis of 48-64 pages of poetry, or 75-120 pages of fiction. The thesis will be written under the supervision of a thesis advisor, read by a thesis committee of at least three members, and subject to a public thesis defense.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Online Application and Fee
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17466 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    8948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8948 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    14529 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14529 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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