The BYU Creative Writing MFA is a two-year program requiring 26 hours of coursework and 6 hours of thesis writing designed to prepare students as writers and scholars and for careers in teaching and writing. BYU's English Department devotes all of its graduate resources to master's students, combining reasonable tuition with significant financial support. In addition to Creative Writing, graduate faculty provide depth in British and American literature and rhetoric and composition.
Most English master's students are LDS and come from the United States and Canada. We encourage applicants from a variety of undergraduate majors and institutions.
Admissions decisions are based on the strength of an applicant's writing samples, personal statement, recommendations, and GRE scores. Throughout the admissions process consideration is given to the perceived fit between student interest and faculty expertise.
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
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