Master On Campus

Creative Writing and English

Chapman University

12 months
1070 USD/credit 28890 USD/year
1070 USD/credit 28890 USD/year
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Chapman University's Creative Writing and English dual degree combines the MFA in Creative Writing and the MA in English. The dual degree combines the practice and study of creative writing with literary scholarship. It is designed for students who intend to pursue a career in teaching English and creative writing at the university, community college or secondary-school level.


Key facts

Chapman University's Creative Writing and English dual degree students must be admitted to both the MA and MFA degree programs, be enrolled concurrently in both programs and complete all requirements for each degree program, including the book-length thesis for the creative writing program and a 6,000-10,000 word thesis for the English program. Information on degree prerequisites, admission requirements and a list of courses are found in the Graduate Course Catalog.

In addition to application materials required for the MA, dual-degree applicants must submit a portfolio of creative work. You should submit work that best represents your style and demonstrates your potential. The portfolio should include 20-30 pages of fiction or nonfiction OR 10-15 pages of poetry. While we offer courses in additional genres, please stick to fiction, nonfiction, or poetry in the application writing sample. If you submit a portfolio with work from more than one genre, please do not exceed 30 pages total. Please adhere to these length limits.

Programme Structure

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Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit the online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcript from undergraduate degree granting institution 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28890 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 1070 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1070 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
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