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English - Creative Writing

Miami University

24 months
12806 USD/year
12806 USD/year
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Small, intensive and supportive, merging a playful approach to contemporary experimentation with an ambitious exploration of literary traditions, Miami University's English - Creative Writing program draws students from across the country and beyond to classes in creative nonfiction, poetry, fiction, multimedia and performance writing.


Writers participate in a stimulating literary climate on a campus Robert Frost called the prettiest in America. Miami University’s lively reading series hosts over a dozen eminent and emerging writers yearly and includes a yearly symposium on translation.

The English - Creative Writing program’s core consists of four practice-oriented workshops focused on student writing. MFA writers also take three literature seminars (usually in contemporary British and American literature) and a course devoted to questions of theory and practice. An annual week-long sprint course allows students to work intimately with distinguished visiting writers such as Rae Armantrout and Chris Bachelder. Every aspect of the program—especially the close mentorship of faculty writers—is designed to nurture the composition of a publishable full-length work of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction by the end of the second year of study.

Funding Opportunities

All students admitted to the English - Creative Writing at Miami University hold generous Graduate Assistantships (which include a summer stipend), teaching first-year composition in Miami’s renowned rhetoric and composition program. Non-teaching assistantships may also be available. Students teach creative writing during the second year, and two MFA writers annually are awarded creative writing internships in China.

Programme Structure


  • Writing in the Genres–Poetry
  • Writings in Genres-Prose
  • Teaching Advanced Writing
  • Writing in the Genres: Residential Workshop (Poetry) 
  • Reading for Writing: Literary Forms
  • Writing in the Genres – Prose (Nesbit)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Individuals who are not a U.S. Citizen and require a non-immigration visa to be in the Unites States will need to submit an online application and pay the non-refundable application fee. The non-refundable application fee must be paid before the application is submitted to the Graduate School. 
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 out of 4.00
  • Records issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a literal (not interpretive) certified English translation.
  • Applicants who study in a country where English is not the official language must submit proof of English proficiency. Test scores are valid for two years and must be valid at the time of application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6403 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    12806 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6403 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Oxford

1095 - 1807 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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