Master On Campus

Creative Writing

University of Central Arkansas

36 months
5062 USD/year
4504 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Creative Writing from University of Central Arkansas is a writing-intensive studio program in Creative Writing that uniquely prepares graduates for careers in writing pedagogy and publishing.


Creative Writing from University of Central Arkansas provides graduate students the opportunity to concentrate on the study, practice, and teaching of Creative Writing in a highly focused writing environment facilitated by writers for writers. At 60 hours, this three-year program will ensure that graduates 

Graduates with Creative Writing from University of Central Arkansas will:

  • build multi-genre backgrounds in the popular discipline of Creative Writing through workshops, forms courses, topics courses, a wide variety of electives, and specialized teaching and editing practicums.
  • earn practical, hands-on experience by serving on the editorial staff of our new online national literary magazine Arkana.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Advanced Forms and Theory of Poetry
  • Advanced Forms and Theory of Fiction
  • Advanced Forms and Theory of Creative Nonfiction
  • Teaching Creative Writing: History, Theory and Practice
  • A Professional Development Seminar
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Composition Theory and Pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students should submit their applications at least two weeks prior to the start of classes. Please check with the department for exact dates.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a brief statement on why he/she desires an MFA in Creative Writing
  • a 10- to 30-page portfolio for review in any of the following four areas: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or other
  • at least two upper-level undergraduate courses in Creative Writing on his/her transcript
  • two letters of recommendation
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a scale of 4.00 OR at least a 3.00 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
  • Online application
  • Non-Refundable $50.00 Application Fee.
  • Copy of the biographical page of your passport.
  • Academic Records
  • Proof of Financial Support
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    5062 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2531 USD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    4504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2252 USD per semester during 36 months.

Living costs for Conway

878 - 1274 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.

Our partners

Creative Writing
University of Central Arkansas


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!