12 months
20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
11938 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Since 1972, the University of Arizona has offered one of the preeminent MFA programs in the country for the study of creative writing with this Creative Writing degree offered by the University of Arizona.

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The Creative Writing degree offered is by the University of Arizona.

The program requires three years in residence, the completion of 42 academic units, including four workshops in one genre and four craft courses. A student’s studies culminate in the production of an aesthetic statement and a thesis manuscript. 

The program is fully funded, with assistantships in teaching composition offered to all incoming MFA students. You have the opportunity to apply to teach creative writing in your second year. Assistantships include salary, health insurance and a complete tuition waiver.


  • A fully funded three-year program. 
  • Students have funding opportunities for research and travel via the departmental English Graduate Union, the Graduate and Professional Student Council, Confluence Center and the Institute of the Environment, among other organizations.
  • Three genres: Poetry, fiction and nonfiction, with active encouragement to work across genres.
  • The opportunity to apply to teach creative writing at the undergraduate level.
  • Excellent student-teacher ratio (11 faculty for 36 students).
  • An active series of visiting writers and editors.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Conditionally admitted students may attend the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) English training course, and upon successful completion, can achieve an English Language Endorsement or may submit acceptable English proficiency test scores before final degree admission can be granted. 
  • Students must apply to and enroll at CESL at their own or their sponsor's expense, and must submit an English Language Endorsement to the Graduate College within one year of the Conditional Admission term. 
  • If English proficiency is not achieved within one year of the Conditional Admission term, the applicant must re-apply to the Graduate College.
  • Once English requirements have been met, the graduate department will adjust the official admission term to the degree program.
  • Conditionally admitted students are not permitted to enroll in degree courses until English proficiency is met and formal degree admission is granted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5969 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 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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