M.A. On Campus

Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing

12 months
728 USD/credit 34944 USD/year
728 USD/credit 34944 USD/year
320 USD/credit 15360 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing at Sam Houston State University is designed to assist students in their development as writers of fiction, poetry, and/or creative nonfiction; to provide practical, hands-on experience in the field of editing and publishing;


Key facts

The Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing at Sam Houston State University is a 48-hour workshop-based residency program that allows you to:

  • focus on poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction;
  • enjoy intensive instruction with dedicated professors;
  • gain practical publishing experience through SHSU's Texas Review Press and Texas Review.

In addition, students participate in writing workshops in fiction and poetry, undertake coursework in literary periods and types, and study critical theory.

M.F.A. candidates present an M.F.A. thesis: a book-length work (minimum 80 pages for poetry and 160 pages for prose—novel, short-story collection, essay collection, or other work of creative non-fiction).


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Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graduate Research: Methods and Theories
  • Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Creative Writing: Poetry
  • Early & Middle English Literacture
  • English Linguistics
  • History and Development of the English Language
  • Early American Literature
  • Restoration - 18th Century British Literature
  • The Classical Tradition
  • Renaissance & Seventeenth-Century British Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application: The Graduate Application is an institutional application required by SHSU. Students must provide biographical and educational information and information relevant to determining State of Texas residency.
  • Application fee: An application fee is required for all applications to graduate programs at SHSU.
  • A statement of purpose, of 500 to 1000 words, articulating the applicant's intentions for pursuing an MFA from our program.
  • Transcripts documenting all prior degrees.* (Note: Students with credentials from foreign universities must have their transcripts reviewed by a transcript evaluation service.)
  • Three letters of recommendation that discuss the applicant’s potential for success in a creative writing graduate program.
  • A creative writing sample of either 20 pages of prose or a collection of 8 - 10 poems.
  • International applicants ONLY: Official TOEFL scores​

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 728 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 320 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Huntsville

964 - 1786 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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