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Admission, Tuition and Costs

Application Fee: $50
Tuition:                 $7,000/semester
Residency Fee:    $1,000 per year
Covers all field trips pertaining to each residency, and access to classroom facilities and other essential services; charged with the Summer/Fall tuition. Does not include travel to and from the residency city.
Graduating Residency Fee: $1,500.
Covers the costs of special programming for graduating writers during the third and final graduating residency. The fee is divided into four installments of $375 and charged with each semester's tuition.

Travel and Lodging Costs

Travel and lodging expenses are not included. However, we will provide access to a contracted travel agent to assist with flight arrangements and we will arrange blocks of rooms with convenient hotels. (These costs will be posted as soon as they are available.)

Admission to the Program

The application reading period for 2014 is September 1, 2013 - March 1, 2014.

In order to be considered for admission to the MFA program in creative writing, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or have equivalent experience practicing creative writing as that experience is reflected in the quality of the prospective student's application portfolio.
  • Submit a completed graduate application form
  • Submit official transcripts from the college or university from which their highest degree was awarded. If the candidate does not hold a bachelor's degree, a high school transcript must be submitted. Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope. They may be sent separately, or along with the other application materials.
  • Submit one copy of a portfolio of creative writing in each genre for which you are applying, consisting of approximately 25 pages of fiction, creative nonfiction, or writing for stage and screen, or 10 pages of poetry.
  • Submit one copy of a one-page, typed, single-spaced essay on the prospective student's reasons for applying to the MFA program and expectations for the program.
  • Provide one letter of academic or professional reference that speaks to the applicant's ability as a writer or potential as student. Letters of recommendation may either be sent separately or along with the other application materials.
  • Submit a $50 application fee for each genre in which you are applying.
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