General Information

The MFA in Creative Writing trains students to write in a variety of genres and to study literature from the point of view of a working writer. Recent graduates have become not only published authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, and screenplays, but also journalists, editors, publishers, and college-level and secondary-level teachers. The degree program culminates in the submission and oral defense of a thesis consisting of a creative work of poetry, fiction, and/or scriptwriting. The MFA in Creative Writing normally takes six semesters to complete. Fellowships and teaching assistantships are availableĀ on a competitive basis.

While we do offer coursework in nonfiction, the degree does not offer specialization in nonfiction.

The admission process for Fall 2013 is now closed.

The admission processĀ  for Fall 2014 will be available beginning August 1, 2013.

For full details and application procedures click HERE.

Contact Information

University of Colorado Boulder
Department of English