Program Cost

The program cost includes 44 credit hours and accommodation and meals for the four 10-day residencies. Our cohort pricing means that as long as you are continuously enrolled in the program with your cohort, the charges will not increase.

Summer 2021 Cohort

The 2021-2024, 36-month MFA in Creative Writing program requires 44 semester credits. Curriculum and costs are listed below. Room and meals are included and cannot be deducted from the program cost.

Total program cost: $41,180

Additional fees include: technology fee ($250/year), wellness fee ($100/year), a one-time matriculation fee ($200), thesis binding ($100), books and materials for coursework.

2021 Cost Sheet in PDF format

Breakdown of costs by year / term

SUMMER 2021: $4,709
Summer coursework
ENGL 504, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #1
Room: $365
Meals: $650

FALL 2021: $3,694
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship I,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2022: $3,694
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship I, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2022: $4,739
Summer coursework
ENGL 505, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #2
Room: $380
Meals: $665

FALL 2022: $3,694
ENGL 512 Writing Mentorship II,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2023: $3,694
ENGL 512Writing Mentorship II, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2023: $4,769
Summer coursework
ENGL 506, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #3
Room: $395
Meals: $680

FALL 2023: $3,694
ENGL 513 Writing Mentorship III,  4 semester hours

SPRING 2024: $3,694
ENGL 511 Writing Mentorship III, 4 semester hours
ENGL 599 Thesis, 4 semester hours

SUMMER 2024: $4,799
Summer coursework
ENGL 507, 4 semester hours: $3,694
Residency #4
Room: $410
Meals: $695

*Fees will not increase as long as the participant completes the program in 3 continuous years plus the final summer residency. Travel expenses and any other costs associated with the collaboratively designed outside experience are not included.