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Creative Writing

Rutgers University

Master
12 months
Duration
15072 USD/year
15072 USD/year
8868 USD/year
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About

The students in the Creative Writing program from Rutgers University will fulfill 6 of the required 18 elective hours by choosing one of three unique Electives Concentrations. Virtually no other program in the country gives students the opportunity to work in such a wide range of genres for elective credits. 

Overview

Performance/Media Studies allows students to study writing for television or the stage with playwright Michele Rittenhouse, urban and narrative journalism with Professor Rob Snyder, or jazz influences with Lewis Porter Cultural/Political/Ethnic Studies allows students to choose courses in History, Liberal Studies, American Studies, Urban Education, Political Science, Global Affairs, African-American Studies, or Women’s and Gender Studies. RU-N’s Electives Concentration is designed to support our MFA students in their completion of courses that specifically contribute to the fiction, poetry or nonfiction works they will turn in as Theses. The Creative Writing program is offered at Rutgers University.

Programme Structure

  • Deepen and specify still more: MFA students will fulfill 6 of the required 18 elective hours by choosing one of three unique Electives Concentrations. Virtually no other program in the country gives students the opportunity to work in such a wide range of genres for elective credits. Those who choose Literature/Book Arts will work with photographer Nick Kline to design and publish a chapbook of their own work. 
  • Rutgers University-Newark MFA students may also make use of resources provided by theInstitute for Jazz Studies, the Institute for Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, the Paul Robeson Gallery, Dana Library and its Book Arts program, and the Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies. The RU-N MFA Program also enjoys affiliations with The Newark Museum, the New Jersey Historical Society, the Newark Public Library, and Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, all a short walk from campus.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Rutgers-Newark Graduate School Application Application (fee: $65) must be completed online, however you will need to mail three (3) hard copies of the writing sample, personal statement and resume to the Graduate Admissions office.
  • GRE Test Scores (for teaching-based aid packages) GRE scores are strongly encouraged, but not required for admission. However, if you are applying for an aid package that includes teaching (Teaching Assistantship or Part-Time Lecturer), GRE scores are required.
  • Writing Sample (3 Hard Copies)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15072 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15072 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    8868 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8868 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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