MFA On Campus

Creative Writing

Minnesota State University Mankato

36 months
8504 USD/year
8504 USD/year
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The MFA program in Creative Writing at Minnesota State University Mankato serves exceptionally talented graduate students from around the country—and even the world—developing their work in the genres of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. 


Key Features

Candidates of the Creative Writing program at Minnesota State University Mankato typically spend three years completing their coursework, their workshops, and their book-length theses. Along the way, on campus and off, they have the opportunity to grow within a rich and active community of writers, in activities such as the Good Thunder Reading Series and the Writers Bloc Open Reading Series.

The Creative Writing Program is staffed entirely by published poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. We believe students at all levels of instruction should be guided by individuals steeped in their own creative projects and familiar with the common challenges surrounding bringing imaginative works to completion. The creative writing curriculum assumes that writing and reading are complementary activities, and so students in our programs read some of the best literary works of the past and present while exploring issues of craft and genre that will allow them to take their own writing to a new level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • Advanced Fiction Workshop
  • Advanced Poetry Workshop
  • English Workshop
  • Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • Fiction Workshop
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Creative Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application. All applications must be completed online.
  • Pay the $40 non-refundable application fee. Applications will not be processed until payment is received.
  • Submit all required documents.
  • Receive you admission decision by email after all application materials are received and reviewed

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4252 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    8504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4252 USD per semester during 36 months.

Internationals can expect a non-resident tuition rate equal to 150% of the in-state rate.

Living costs for Mankato

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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