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Creative Writing

The City University of New York

12 months
Duration
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
11090 USD/year
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About

Hunter’s Creative Writing MFA at The City University of New York is a highly selective program in which students work closely with distinguished writers to perfect their writing skills. 

Overview

The Creative Writing course at The City University of New York comprises workshops, craft seminars, one-on-one supervisions with faculty, and literature classes. There are three concentrations, fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry, with 12 students in each. Each year, several students are named Hertog Fellows (fiction and nonfiction) and Friedman Scholars (poetry).

Master of Fine Arts Thesis

The candidate must submit a satisfactory master of fine arts thesis consisting of either 40-60 pages of poetry or 75-125 pages of short stories, novella or novel-in-progress (for fiction candidates) or 75-125 pages of personal essays or memoir (for creative nonfiction candidates), which will be approved by two members of the writing faculty. Two copies prepared for binding are required.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Writing in Conference
  • Poetry Thesis One 
  • MFA Thesis 
  • Poetry Thesis Two 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BA or equivalent at an accredited institution with no minimum GPA. 
  • creative writing manuscript (10-20 pages of poetry or 20-30 pages of fiction or creative nonfiction) 
  • 500-word personal statement describing the candidate’s relationship to his/her creative work, literary influences, and why the MFA would be beneficial to the candidate’s writing career.
  • 500-word creative nonfiction proposal.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11090 USD per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • Resident:  $470 per credit
  • Non-resident:  $855 per credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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