Creative Writing, Master | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
24 months
32156 USD/year
30704 USD/year
10630 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Creative Writing program at Indiana University Bloomington is relatively small, currently enrolling fewer than fifty students. We normally accept eight new students each year (four in fiction, four in poetry), and work to recruit a strong and diverse class.


Our award-winning faculty works hands-on with candidates throughout a three-year Creative Writing program offered by Indiana University Bloomington focused on the learning, application, and integration of craft concepts and the generation and workshopping of original student poetry and fiction. Your thesis is a book-length manuscript in the genre of your choice.

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  • The Career Development Center (CDC) is your go-to resource if you aren’t yet part of a specific Indiana University Bloomington school. Our exploration process provides you with support and guidance each step of the way—from beginning to think about your future to launching your career.
  • If you are in the exploratory stage, we also encourage you to visit career centers for schools in which you have an interest, in addition to the CDC.
  • Once you declare a major, you’ll work with the career center dedicated to your school for advising tailored to your academic discipline.
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Programme Structure

Courses include

  • American Literature 1800–1900
  • American Literature and Culture 1900–1945
  • American Literature and Culture 1945 to the Present 
  • Readings in Literature and Critical Theory
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • personal statement (500 word limit)
  • statement about teaching creative writing (500 word limit)
  • three letters of recommendation from those who know you and your potential for graduate school (uploaded online or submitted through Interfolio. If sent through Interfolio, send to
  • one set of official transcripts sent directly from all attended institutions to the Creative Writing Program. Place transcript requests well in advance of the deadline since many institutions are closed at the end of the year.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 USD /month
Living costs

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


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