University of Colorado - Boulder

College of Arts and Sciences

Creative Writing


ECOT 311, 530 UCB

University of Colorado, 478UCB

Boulder, CO 80309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Creative Writing

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MFA in Creative Writing challenges 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 creative thesis in poetry or fiction. Students may develop custom programs in non-fiction and scriptwriting with available faculty with secondary interests in those genres. The MFA in Creative Writing is a three-year degree program that values literary study, innovation and writing that tests the limits of conventional forms. Link to Creative Writing Program faculty members.


CU-Boulder is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

International Student Requirements:

If you are an international applicant, please visit our admissions website for additional information on required testing and documents.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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