Creative Writing

Butler University

Master On Campus
12 months
895 USD/credit
895 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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We, here at the Butler University, are one of the premier MFA in Creative Writing programs in the Midwest, supported by a lively literary community in the country’s 12th largest metropolis, Indianapolis.


The programme

  • Within our 36-hour studio MFA in Creative Writing program at the Butler University, we will design a curriculum just for you, based on your artistic and professional interests in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Our electives include screenwriting, young adult fiction, literary editing, publishing, and teaching creative writing. As a full-time student, you can finish program requirements—10 mostly evening courses and six hours of formal thesis work—in two years.
  • You’ll have opportunities to edit content for our literary magazine or small press, have coffee or a meal with guests of the Visiting Writers Series, and work with top-flight, full-time faculty. The Efromyson Center for Creative Writing, one of the few such dedicated writing centers at any university, provides a cozy home for classes, quiet writing space, or after-hours socializing. Many graduates say they “never want to leave” the program; read our blog to see why.

Programme Structure

These courses include:
  • Topics in Advanced Composition
  • Victorian Literature
  • Studies in Professional Writing
  • Twentieth-Century British Literature
  • Intermediate Creative Writing Workshop
  • Studies in Major Authors

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

To complete the application, you will need to submit:

  • A writing sample in your intended genre (12 pages of poetry or 30 pages of prose).
  • A statement of interest (1–2 pages).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended

International applicants must additionally submit the following:

  • TOEFL scores or equivalent proof of English proficiency
  • A clear copy of your passport
  • Evidence of financial support​

Tuition Fee

  • International

    895 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 895 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    895 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 895 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Creative Writing
Butler University