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Oklahoma State University

Our graduate program holds the distinction of being the oldest PhD in creative writing in the nation as well as one of the few that supports study in creative nonfiction beside poetry and fiction. Our aesthetic interests are eclectic too, and we emphasize working closely with students on theses and dissertations. Class sizes are small, and students are encouraged to study outside their genre as well as in other departmental programs, including literature, screen studies, TESOL, and composition/rhetoric. Affordable housing, friendly community, a uniquely supportive artistic experience!

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Roosevelt University College of Arts and Sciences

Prepare for your life as a writer in Chicago’s thriving literary community through Roosevelt University’s close-knit community of writers. Our Master’s in Creative Writing (MFA) program allows students the time and attention to develop their craft and challenge their artistic boundaries. Our graduates have gone on to become authors, and worked in the education, publishing, journalism, marketing, advertising, and arts administration fields.

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Spalding University

Spalding’s affordable, nationally distinguished low-residency MFA in Writing and MA in Writing are committed to excellence in a noncompetitive, supportive atmosphere. Students thrive as they explore across genres, examine the interrelatedness of the arts, engage with the downtown arts scene, stay in a four-star hotel, and study with prize-winning faculty while gaining editorial experience and developing a close-knit literary community and lifelong writing habits. Students choose their own independent-study pace and may opt to travel abroad. All students write prolifically and receive extensive faculty feedback. Option to matriculate from MAW to MFA, earning two master’s degrees for about the cost of one. Apply by Feb. 1 for May or July entry, Aug. 1 for November entry. Financial aid available.

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