Creative Writing

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Creative Writing
M.F.A. Program Information

Degrees Offered

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Writing sample (25-30 pages of prose or 20 pages of poetry)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: January 2

Creative Writing

The Creative Writing program is a literary immersion program in which students specialize in either prose or poetry and take varied literature courses and electives, as well as workshops in either genre. The program aims to prepare students for lives as writers, artists, educators, and editors through coursework and a range of editorial and teaching opportunities. Read more about graduate studies in Creative Writing at Notre Dame.

Program Statistics


Director of Graduate Studies
Steve Tomasula
Telephone: (574) 631-7526

Financial Support

Tuition Scholarships
Professional Development

Cost of Living

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