2 years
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 28,080
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The MFA in Creative Writing and Literary Translation is a 36 credit hour program that emphasizes literary craft and the integration of creative writing with literary studies. Course requirements include a class in literary theory and criticism, two craft/form classes, three literature electives and four writing workshops.  Everyone must take one of the four workshops outside of their genre of focus.

Under the guidance of a faculty adviser, each student develops a thesis in the program’s final year: a collection of poetry or fiction, a novel, or a translation of a text. In addition, everyone will take an MFA exam in their final semester, based on an extensive reading list. We believe that the study of literature enriches and invigorates your own writing

Entry Requirements

A 500-word statement of interest in our program and a writing sample as follows:

  • ten pages of poetry or
  • twenty-five pages of prose or
  • two one-act plays or
  • one full-length play

If you are applying in literary translation, you will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of fluency in a language besides English and submit previously translated work (5-10 pages) as a writing sample. Our program is small and highly competitive.