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Creative Writing

Dominican University of California

24 months
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965 USD/credit 17852 USD/year
965 USD/credit 17852 USD/year
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About

The low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the Dominican University of California welcomes you to a vibrant community of writers and dedicated faculty, in an unsurpassed San Francisco Bay Area location.

Overview

Whether you are a poet looking to hone your craft, an aspiring novelist who wants to get that book written, or a memoirist with an urgent story to tell, our MFA program will help you achieve your writing goals.

The MFA in Creative Writing program at Dominican University of California fosters a supportive community of talented writers who are encouraged to experiment across genres and with new forms of writing.

In addition to the genres of Poetry, Fiction and Creative Nonfiction, Dominican University offers an optional track in Narrative/Poetic Medicine, which allows students to embrace the special role that creative writing can play in the process of healing. 

Program Highlights

  • Flexible low-residency format customized to meet your writing goals. 
  • A dedicated mentor and opportunities to publish your work.
  • Two on-campus residencies per year featuring dynamic speakers and workshops. 
  • The only narrative/poetic medicine creative writing track in the country.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Poetry: Narrative/Poetic Medicine
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Nonfiction: Narrative/Poetic Medicine

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

37 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application 
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose or Intent
  • A statement between 300 and 800 words describing why you are interested in pursuing a graduate degree.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic or professional, on letterhead.
  • Prerequisite Requirements 
  • Personal Interview
  • Applicants who have been selected to continue on in the application process will be invited to interview at BioMarin or the Buck Institute.
  • Optional — GRE Record: An official copy of general Graduate Record Examination scores may be submitted 
  • International Applicants: International candidates must meet additional admissions requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 965 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 965 USD per credit during 24 months.

Tuition is per unit.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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