Master Blended

Creative Writing

Mississippi University for Women

24 months
7656 USD/year
7656 USD/year
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Creative Writing from Mississippi University for Women is a 48-hour program that can be completed in two to three years (or longer if students choose to attend part time). Students take online classes, combined with two types of brief residency classes.  


At Creative Writing from Mississippi University for Women online classes include Graduate Writing Workshops in Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Playwriting, Translation, and Writing for New Media, as well as Literature and Form classes.

Students at Creative Writing from Mississippi University for Women will:

  • be highly skilled at their craft. 
  • focus on the art and not the practical side of writing, though students have always entered MFA programs to network and publish. 
  • make a living as writers (or in a writing-related day job) is one aspect of what we need to do. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Short Residency in Writing
  • Full Residency in Writing
  • Graduate Internship in Writing
  • Literary Magazine Production
  • Graduate Poetry Workshop
  • Graduate Fiction Workshop
  • Graduate Nonfiction Workshop

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Priority Deadline for Fall admission: March 1st.


48 SCH



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letter of Intent
  • 10-30 page Writing Sample
  • A completed Graduate Application form
  • Application fee: $25 paid online with your application.
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty or other professionals who can assess your qualifications for graduate work in creative writing.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work from each institution attended, including any transcripts from MUW
  • Proof of Immunization
  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • A minimum 3.0 quality point average in the proposed area of study
  • English Exam Scores: TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (internet-based); IELTS 6.0; or PTE 53
  • Letter of financial backing with supporting documentation
  • Agreement to purchase or show health insurance coverage. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3828 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7656 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3828 USD per semester during 24 months.

Part Time tuition (per credit hr for 1-8 credits) $425.34

Living costs for Columbia

800 - 1300 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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