Familiarize yourself with our curriculum and tuition and fees so you can apply today and begin studying with celebrated authors. Our innovative curriculum immerses students in the study of creative writing and literature, with course offerings that range from special topics and craft classes in creative writing to graduate seminars in literature, the humanities and the arts. Through small workshops and one-on-one manuscript tutorials with our resident faculty, the curriculum supports students as they gain technique and self-confidence and prepare to hand in their MFA theses in their final semester. The supportive environment also helps our students move successfully from the MFA into the highly competitive world of submissions to journals and book publishers. Workshops are supplemented by individual consultations with visiting writers and a series of readings by prominent writers. Students also have the opportunity to work on our online literary journal, TINGE Magazine , which is graduate student—edited.
MFA Creative Writing Program
Creative Writing | Temple University
Launch Chat Now. Complete our Request for Information form. The early decision deadline for fall entry is February 1. The regular decision deadline is July 1, but the Admission Committee will continue to review applications as long as there is space in the cohort. Most full-time students will be able to complete the program in two years. Cost consists of program tuition cost per credit times number of credits as well as any applicable University and degree-specific fees. The MFACW is a broad program of study designed to prepare students for careers as writers or positions requiring similar skills, such as editing, publishing, and content development for the web; to enable students to improve their writing through interaction with our faculty and other writing students; and to become experienced critics of literary works.
Hone your creative writing craft by studying in Philadelphia, a world-class city for the arts. Become a part of a close-knit community within a thriving urban setting. Our classes teach students to think and write with clarity and imagination under the guidance of award-winning faculty.
The Creative Writing MFA program encourages its students to get outside the classroom and find their inspiration everywhere they can. Students can work as editors and manuscript readers for our online literary journal, TINGE Magazine , join the Graduate English Association , become a recipient of a creative writing scholarship or attend a number of Philadelphia reading series. The Graduate English Association is an organization for all graduate students in the English department, regardless of program Literature or Creative Writing or funding status fellowship, GA, TA or otherwise. The organization conducts regular monthly meetings, and its purpose is to make recommendations to the faculty on departmental issues instructor training, program changes, etc. Some of the events are ticketed, but many are free to the public.