Creative Writing, Master | Old Dominion University | Norfolk, United States
12 months
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
1394 USD/credit 41820 USD/year
571 USD/credit 17130 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Old Dominion University is widely regarded as a terminal degree. It is designed to prepare students for careers as published writers in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. 


Learning outcomes

Students in the M.F.A. Creative Writing program at Old Dominion University must complete 54 total credit hours (39 hours of required courses and 15 hours of approved electives). In addition, students must also maintain a 3.00 GPA overall, satisfy a mid-program review at the end of the third semester in the program, and complete all work within three years (full-time students) or six years (part-time students). Students choose courses based upon their genre of study, and should consult the graduate program director or their advisor when selecting a schedule.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Craft of Narrative
  • Craft of Poetry
  • Medieval Literature
  • Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
  • English Renaissance Drama
  • British Literature 1660-1800
  • The Romantic Movement in Britain

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and fee

  • Equivalent U.S. Bachelor's Degree

  • All prior College/University transcripts and Diploma

  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency

  • Financial Documentation (seeking F/J visas only)

  • Passport identification page, if avaliable

  • Requirements & deadlines vary by program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    41820 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    17130 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 571 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Norfolk

1100 - 1900 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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