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Entrance Requirements for the MFA in Creative Writing

Entrance requirements for applicants to the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing include the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any subject (a major, minor, or emphasis in creative writing, literature, communication studies, or journalism is preferred but not necessary)
  • Up-to-date Résumé
  • Portfolio of Original Creative Work in a chosen genre of emphasis (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, or dual genre)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Craft Analysis Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Interview with MFA Program Director and department faculty
  • Submit your application for admission for the Spring entry by June 15

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