12 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MFA degree with a major in Creative Writing from University of Tennessee Knoxville promotes a combination studio/academic course of study allowing degree candidates to hone their skills as writers and grow as artists through rigorous application of craft.


About this Degree

Creative Writing students receive critical feedback on poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction in writing workshops, scrutinize aspects of genre in special topics classes and investigate larger theoretical and historical contexts for creative work in Literature and Rhetoric, Writing, and Linguistics classes.

The program from University of Tennessee Knoxville culminates in a creative thesis comprised of a book length manuscript of original creative work. While the MFA is an ideal stepping stone for those students who plan to teach creative writing at any level and those who wish to pursue a PhD degree with a major in English, concentration in Creative Writing, the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at the UT believes that study and practice of literary arts is intrinsically valuable and our program is designed first and foremost for those students who wish to dedicate their lives to writing well.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Special Topics in Language
  • Readings in American Literature
  • Applied Criticism: The Rhetoric of Literary Forms
  • Studies in Creative Writing
  • Studies in Old English Language and Literature
  • Studies in Restoration and 18th-Century Literature

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic applicants may apply up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the desired term of entry


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A prospective student may contact the Graduate Admissions Office for application procedures or may review them on the Office of Graduate Admissions website.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 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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