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Creative Writing, MFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, MN,
Whether you’ve been writing in isolation for years or have only recently begun to think seriously about your craft, you’ll find what you need in the Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Augsburg College. 

About

Offering course work in five-genres — fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting — the low-residency program is designed for people who may need to stay close to home for most of the year. The program revolves around an annual ten-day summer residency. Much like a literary festival, it incudes daily workshops, panel discussions, craft talks, and readings, with more informal discussions held throughout the day around meals and coffee breaks. It is an energizing, inspiring break from your everyday life, a time when you have but one obligation: to immerse yourself in the life of a writer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Playwriting
  • Screenwriting

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The Intent to Graduate should be completed one year before you plan to graduate from Augsburg College. 
  • Once you submit the Intent to Graduate packet to the Registrar’s Office, an audit will be done on your record. 
  • During your last semester, you’ll be added to the “Graduation Workshop” in the “My Courses” section of Inside Augsburg. 
  • Participate in Commencement
  •  Diplomas will be mailed out approximately eight weeks after the term ends and all requirements are met, and the diploma packet includes a copy of your final transcript to review, and an official copy in a sealed envelope.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    699 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 699 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    699 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 699 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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