The Boston University Creative Writing Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country, offers students the opportunity to complete the MFA degree in fiction or poetry in one year (two to three semesters) through a rigorous combination of creative writing workshops and literature courses. Class sizes are small– ten fiction writers and eight to ten poets per year– and all admitted students for 2016-17 will receive full tuition coverage and a stipend (most requiring teaching) of $13,000.  In addition, each will receive a Global Fellowship allowing for travel, writing, and study anywhere outside the United States upon completion of degree requirements. Please click here to read about the BU MFA Program in the Atlantic’s “Best of the Best” guide to graduate programs in Creative Writing.

The MFA at BU

About the Program

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The Global Fellowships

Our MFA students have the opportunity to live, write, and travel anywhere in the world

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The Translation Seminar

Read about BU's renowned Translation Seminar

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