Sam Houston State University

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing, M.F.A.


1903 University Avenue

Huntsville, TX 77341

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Fine Arts

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing is a 48-hour workshop-based residency program that allows you to:

  • focus on poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction;
  • enjoy intensive instruction with dedicated professors;
  • gain practical publishing experience through SHSU's Texas Review Press and Texas Review.

In addition, students participate in writing workshops in fiction and poetry, undertake coursework in literary periods and types, and study critical theory.

"We're a community of fellow travelers, people who share a love of writing and literature, of character and story, of sound and sense. We want others to bounce our ideas off of, to provide us with feedback, or to just sit around with us over drinks and help us to sort things out in our head."—Dr. Scott Kaukonen, Director


Sam Houston State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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