12 months
623 USD/credit 18690 USD/year
623 USD/credit 18690 USD/year
623 USD/credit 18690 USD/year
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The Students of the Creative Writing - Poetry programme from Fairleigh Dickinson University work closely with their mentors, who are not only award-winning, acclaimed poets, but also skilled and devoted teachers.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Our faculty brings diverse styles of writing together through workshops and lectures, and students are exposed to many different voices. Students may choose their mentors, and the program focuses on an individualized curriculum and instruction.

 To help our students with the publishing process, we invite editors, literary agents, and other publishing professionals to the residencies. Most of our students publish in literary magazines while still enrolled in the program, and many of our alumni have published books.


The Creative Writing - Poetry programme from Fairleigh Dickinson University is a low-residency program in which students work closely with published authors who serve as their mentors and teachers. The program is arranged into 8-week online modules and 10-day on-campus residencies, in the summer session at FDU’s Madison, New Jersey campus and in the winter session at FDU’s Wroxton, England campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Young Adult and Children’s Literature
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Literary Translation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students holding undergraduate degrees from an accredited four-year institution in the U.S. or abroad may apply.
  • Your official undergraduate transcript must be sent directly by your institution to the graduate admissions office on the Florham Campus. They can be sent electronically or by mail. Click here for the email and mailing address. We only need the college transcript where you completed your B.A. or B.S. degree (if you transferred a lot, this will save you time and money). 
  • Upload a personal statement telling us why you wish to pursue an MFA and what you hope to gain from the degree.
  •  Upload a writing sample in the genre you are applying to. You may upload any other materials you wish to include, such as a resume or recommendation, in PDF or MS Word format. Use the following guidelines:
  • Complete the Online Application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18690 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 623 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    18690 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 623 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18690 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 623 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Madison

1793 - 4414 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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