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Creative Writing

University of Minnesota

36 months
Duration
28344 USD/year
28344 USD/year
18720 USD/year
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About

The Creative Writing program of the University of Minnesota is for students committed to pursuing the writing life.

Overview

About the Program

The Creative Writing program of the University of Minnesota provides advanced graduate-level coursework in writing, language, literature, as well as studies in a related field. The third year of the program focuses on the final development of a book-length manuscript suitable for publication, the MFA essay and the MFA thesis defense.

Workshops in poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction are at the heart of the creative writing program, while courses in the Reading as Writers and Topics in Advanced Writing series enable writers to explore a variety of issues relating to contemporary themes in American and world literature. The program encourages experimentation across genres, fostering the discovery of new and varied forms for a developing voice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Screenwriting
  • Graduate Fiction Writing Workshop
  • Graduate Poetry Writing Workshop
  • Graduate Literary Nonfiction Writing Workshop
  • Reading as Writers - "Genre Agnostic: Readings in Shapeshifting Literature"
  • Directed Study in Writing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

45 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application: This will be submitted via this Graduate application page
  • Statement of purpose (500-1,000 words)
  • Diversity statement (500-1,000 words)
  • Transcripts: Your unofficial transcript from each degree-granting college or university that you have attended is required. International students should also upload an English translation if the transcript is not in English
  • Creative writing sample: For the MFA, your sample should be a substantial example of your creative work. The page limit for poetry is 15 pages, single spaced. The page limit for prose is 30 pages, double spaced
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Résumé or CV
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28344 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    28344 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28344 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    18720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18720 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 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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