12 months
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24484 USD/year
24484 USD/year
10480 USD/year
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About

This Creative Writing program from Northern Arizona University balances the study and practice of creative writing with academic coursework in English.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Are you a budding author? Do you have a strong desire to earn a graduate degree that allows you to be creative while educating you in practical job skills? Critical reading skills are crucial in any job, and writing skills are in demand from employers in many fields. The  Creative Writing program from Northern Arizona University will allow you to balance academic coursework in English with the serious study of creative writing.

You’ll be offered instruction from excellent faculty in a collaborative and diverse atmosphere. Creative writing students have the opportunity to work in various editorial roles with the university’s literary magazine and to read their work at several area venues. 

Career

Are you a budding author? Do you have a strong desire to earn a graduate degree that allows you to be creative while educating you in practical job skills? Critical reading skills are crucial in any job, and writing skills are in demand from employers in many fields. 

This degree will allow you to balance academic coursework in English with the serious study of creative writing.

You’ll be offered instruction from excellent faculty in a collaborative and diverse atmosphere. Creative writing students have the opportunity to work in various editorial roles with the university’s literary magazine and to read their work at several area venues.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Advertising copywriter
  • Freelance writer
  • Blogger
  • Literary agent
  • Fundraiser/Development coordinator
  • Program coordinator
  • Grant writer
  • Writing instructor
  • Poet
  • Essayist
  • Magazine writer
  • Novelist
  • Editor
  • Technical writer

Programme Structure

The MFA Program at Northern Arizona University allows you to:   
  • live and write in the beautiful, vibrant city of Flagstaff
  • focus on poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction
  • participate in intensive writing workshops with dedicated professors

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs.
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent. 
  • Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
  • Transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement or essay 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24484 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24484 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10480 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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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