Graduate students with assistantships must enroll in a minimum of six credit hours each semester.The program requirements include 48 hours of study evenly divided between writing courses and literature courses designed to inform that writing.
Applications for both winter and spring residencies are accepted on a rolling basis, with preferred deadlines of May 1 for fall and December 1 for spring.
What You’ll Learn As a program graduate, you will be well‐prepared for the writing life and the pursuit of your individual goals and professional aspirations.
Assistantships are available for online courses as well as campus courses during regular or summer terms, and are assigned based on the student’s geographic location, availability, and subject matter expertise.
Matt Bell, Director Justin Petropoulos, Program Manager The ASU MFA in Creative Writing is and has always been an unswervingly student-first program.
The applicant's writing sample, must be submitted in hardcopy.
Letters of recommendation are preferred in hardcopy, but may be submitted online.
While students are expected to satisfy these requirements in the genre in which they were accepted, the program encourages cross-genre study, and electives can include courses taken outside of the creative writing program, even outside the English department.
Courses such as “Creative Writing and the Professions” and “Internship for Community Outreach” encourage students to envision life beyond graduation.
The Creative Writing Program at ASU has been able consistently to offer MFA students among the best funding packages in the nation through teaching and research assistantships, which are renewable for each of the program's three years.
Additionally, in concert with the CWP, the Virginia G.