Creative Writing, M.A. | The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley | Texas City, United States
12 months
15676 USD/year
15676 USD/year
8332 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. 


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley offers a master's degree in Creative Writing. 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.

Key Features:

  • The objective of this degree program is to prepare students for careers as writers, teachers at the college or university level, editors, literary translators, and other related professional careers.
  • The program provides further training in the art of contemporary literary writing and publishing, the artistic inspiration of other writers as peers and mentors, and a deepened understanding and appreciation of literary traditions, including those of the Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere.
  • The program's small workshop sizes concentrate student energies, promote success, and encourage a sense of community.

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

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Rolling admission for national students.


42 SCH


On Campus

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

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7838 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4166 USD per semester 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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