12 months
2074 USD/credit 66368 USD/year
2074 USD/credit 66368 USD/year
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The Creative Writing MFA program offered at New York University consists of a vibrant community of writers working together in a setting that is both challenging and supportive.


What you will study

This stimulating environment fosters the development of talented writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The Creative Writing MFA program offered at New York University is not defined by courses alone, but by a life built around writing.

Through innovative literary outreach programs, a distinguished public reading series, an exciting public student reading series, special literary seminars with master writers, and the production of a high-quality literary journal, students participate in a dynamic literary community actively engaged in all aspects of the literary arts—writing, reading, teaching, publishing and community outreach. 

Students also have the opportunity to enjoy America's most literary terrain; New York University is situated in the heart of Greenwich Village, a part of the city that has always been home to writers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Workshop in Poetry
  • Workshop in Fiction
  • Workshop in Creative Nonfiction
  • The Craft of Poetry
  • The Craft of Fiction
  • The Craft of Creative Nonfiction

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit a complete application for admission.
  • GRE general test not required.
  • Statement of Academic Purpose
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    66368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2074 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    66368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2074 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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