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MFA Creative Writing

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.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

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.

Highlights:

  • 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.

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

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Study Content

  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Creative Nonfiction

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