Creative Writing, Master | West Virginia University | Morgantown, United States
24 months
25326 USD/year
25326 USD/year
8982 USD/year
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The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from West Virginia University is the terminal degree in creative writing. M.F.A. students at WVU study within a three-year academic/studio program that combines an apprenticeship to the craft with more traditionally academic elements.


Key facts

This approach seeks to train students in ways that reflect the realities of the writer/artist’s evolving role in the academy. Because writers, when hired to teach, are often asked to handle a variety of courses beyond the creative writing workshop, the academic/studio format requires students to take literature and pedagogy courses in addition to writing workshops.

Thus, the M.F.A. in Creative Writing at West Virginia University is both an academic and a professional degree. As part of WVU’s comprehensive Center for Writing Excellence, this degree allows students to prepare for careers in teaching or professional writing/editing.


Job titles and employers of recent graduates include:

  • writer/editor, ModCloth
  • researcher, law firm
  • editor, University Press
  • English professor, Northern Kentucky University
  • English instructor, multiple colleges and universities

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The Writing of Health and Medicine
  • Rhetoric and Science
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Studies in Composition and Rhetoric
  • Professional Writing Theory
  • Topics in Rhetoric

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental Application / Portfolio

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12663 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    25326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12663 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4491 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Morgantown

775 - 1290 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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