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.
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.
- 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.
- 36 months
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International17466 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17466 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
National8948 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8948 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
In-State14529 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14529 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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