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  <h1>The Creighton University</h1>

  <h1>Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing</h1>




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The Creighton University Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing is a two-year residential program whose focus is on the book. Students work toward creating 

  book-length manuscripts and prepare them for publication through a series of workshops, craft classes, and literature seminars. </p>

  <p>Eight-week terms provide flexible scheduling that includes built-in writing  time. Students develop their writing skills at the same time that they learn to  become contributing members of the literary community. 

  Fellowships, some with  teaching opportunities, are available, as well as training and real-world  experience in editing and publishing.</p>

  <p>In addition to our award-winning faculty writers (Brent Spencer, Mary Helen Stefaniak, Susan Aizenberg, and David Mullins), recent visiting writers, editors, and agents include Jonis Agee, Erin Belieu,

    Michelle Boisseau, Robert Boswell, Fred D’Aguiar,

    Michelle Herman, Harvey Hix, Ted Kooser, Antonya

    Nelson, Betsy Sholl, Mary Vermillion, Jane Von

    Mehren, Noah Ballard, and Arthur Kopit.</p>


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  <p> <span lang="EN"><strong>Types  of Degrees and Certificates:</strong></span> MA, MFA,  Graduate Certificate, and Certificate programs in poetry and prose, online  certificate in screenwriting.</p>

  <p> <span lang="EN"><strong>Type of Program</strong>: 2-year residential </span> </p>

  <p> <span lang="EN"><strong>Number  of Credits Required:</strong> 48</span> </p>

  <p> <span lang="EN"><strong>Stipends/Fellowships:</strong> Several full fellowships covering full tuition with stipend, some  half-fellowships covering half-tuition. All students are considered for  fellowships. No 

  separate application is required.</span> </p>

  <p><span lang="EN"><strong>Preferred Application Deadline:</strong> Domestic: July 15 for fall. International students should  apply at least three months in advance of anticipated start date in order to get  all 

  paperwork processed. </span></p>

  <p> <strong>To Apply:</strong> <a href="https://gradschool.creighton.edu/future-students”>https://gradschool.creighton.edu/future-students</a></p>

  <p> <span lang="EN"><strong>Admissions Requirements:</strong><br>

    Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in any subject from  an accredited college or university by the start of the first semester in the  program. An application should include:</span></p>

  <p> 1.     <span lang="EN">Completed application</span><span lang="EN"> form and $50 non-refundable  application fee;</span></p>

  <p> 2.     Manuscript: A manuscript of original writing (published or unpublished): for the  poetry track 10-12 pages, for the prose track 25-30 pages, for the screenwriting  certificate 25-30 pages;</p>

  <p> 3.      Personal Statement: A personal essay of about 500 words on the applicant's purpose for  pursuing graduate study in creative writing, identifying a particular track  (poetry, prose, 


  <p> <span lang="EN">4.     Official transcripts from all  colleges/universities attended (no photocopies are accepted)</span></p>

  <p> <span lang="EN">5.     Three recommendations  from</span> persons other than family  members and preferably submitted by undergraduate/graduate faculty and/or  colleagues; </p>

  <p> <span lang="EN"> 6.    Test of English as  a Foreign Language (TOEFL). All international applicants from countries in  which English is not the primary language must demonstrate proficiency in  English language by 

  submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT (213 CBT/550  PBT).  International applicants who receive their baccalaureate or higher  degree from an accredited institution in the US, United Kingdom, Ireland,  Canada, 

  Australia, New Zealand, or Africa (English-speaking only) are NOT  required to submit a TOEFL score report. </span></p>

  <p> <span lang="EN"> 7.    The program does not require the GRE but reserves the right to request GRE scores and/or a personal interview.</span></p>

  <p> <span lang="EN"> 8.    Technology:  For the screenwriting track, ac</span><span lang="EN">knowledge regular access to the technology needed to take  online courses as outlined </span> 

  <a href="http://www.creighton.edu/fileadmin/user/GradSchool/MMA_Docs_and_Images/Technical_Requirements.pdf" target="_blank" title="Initiates file download"> <span lang="EN">here</span></a><span lang="EN">. By starting 

  the application process, students are  implicitly acknowledging such access.</span></p>

  <p><span lang="EN"><strong>For more</strong> <strong>information:</strong></span></p>

  <p> <a href="http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/english/MFA_FAQ.pdf" target="_blank">Creighton MFA FAQ's</a></p>

  <p> Brent Spencer,  MFA Program Director<br>

    Department of English<br>

    Creighton University<br>

    Omaha, NE 68178<br>




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