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Creative Writing

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

12 months
37917 USD/year
37917 USD/year
20739 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing degree at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers the student advanced study and practice of literary craft leading to a terminal degree and a significant body of the student’s own creative work. 

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We offer a master degree in Creative Writing at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. It is a studio/research program providing the support and challenge of a workshop environment, as well as scholarly training in literary structures and techniques.


  • Ranked #79 among 300+ national universities by Washington Monthly in 2018
  • Accredited, cutting edge degree program
  • Experienced, dedicated faculty
  • Affordable tuition (ranked #1 in net price among national universities by Washington Monthly in 2018 and #3 most affordable university in America 2018 by

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching Creative Writing
  • Studies in Composition Techniques
  • Literary Translation Workshop
  • Special Topics in Writing Literary Genres
  • Fiction Workshop
  • Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • Poetry Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students are encouraged to apply at least 2 months before classes start to ensure a timely application review. 


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a similar or related field.
  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal  statement  detailing  professional  goals  and  reasons  for pursuing the graduate degree.
  • Three  letters  of  recommendation  from  professional  or  academic sources.
  • Portfolio of creative work (8 -10 pages of poetry or around 20 pages of fiction, creative nonfiction, or scriptwriting. Combinations of genres and common-sense equivalent creative work of graphic stories or mixed genre work will be given due consideration, as well as work in Spanish or Tex-Mex).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37917 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37917 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    37917 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37917 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20739 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20739 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Texas City

882 - 1634 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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