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Creative Writing

Stetson University

24 months
927 USD/credit 27810 USD/year
927 USD/credit 27810 USD/year
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Expand and develop your creative practice by joining our dynamic community of writers and artists. The Creative Writing program of Stetson University is a two-year, low-residency program in creative writing with degrees in Prose and Poetry in the Expanded Field. Our program embraces all of the Americas, geographically and culturally, encouraging you to grow as a writer and global citizen.


Designed to fit into your already full lives, the Creative Writing program of Stetson University allows learning and life to coalesce around the reading, writing, seeing and listening that shapes your work. We gather twice annually for ten days of workshops, performances and artist talks in an energizing community of writers. These residencies rotate between the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and various international locations in the Americas. Between residencies, students exchange original work with a faculty mentor; the program culminates in a student's final project, reading, and craft talk. You are admitted to the program primarily on the strength of your application work sample.

Career Outlook

In a low-residency program, many MFA students have full-time jobs; students enroll in order to gain depth and breadth in their creative practices and to broaden their professional opportunities. The MFA of the Americas, like all MFAs in the arts, is considered a terminal degree; it is thus accepted as a valid degree for teaching at the college or university level, especially when combined with a strong publication record.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Prose: Introductory Course
  • Prose: Intermediate Course
  • Prose: Advanced Course
  • Prose: Final Project Course
  • Poetry in the Expanded Field: Introductory Course
  • Poetry in the Expanded Field: Intermediate Course

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The MFA program has rolling admissions; we review and accept qualified applicants on an ongoing basis, offering a seat for the next available term. 


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 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

Application for Admission

$50 application fee

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Two letters of recommendation

Work Sample: 

  • Poetry in an Expanded Field: 5-8 work samples (text, image, sound, video, or combination thereof)
  • Prose: 1-4 work samples (15 page min, 20 page max; narrative samples must be double spaced)
  • Exploratory Path: 4-8 work samples, combination of genres and forms

Personal Statement - 1-2 pages or a 1-3 minute video explaining why you want to be considered

Official transcripts from your undergraduate degree are required. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours

All applicants for admission whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 927 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    27810 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 927 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for DeLand

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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