Creative Writing

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  • All applications and supporting material must be submitted by 12:00 noon (CST), December 1. We admit students for the Fall semester only.
  • Use this checklist to confirm a complete application to the MFA Program in Creative Writing:
  • If writing feels as necessary as breathing, this major is for you.
  • Through our program, writers shape their literary voices, develop distinctive styles, and intensify their written, critical, and editorial skills.
  • Students in our MFA program specialize in fiction or poetry and complete at least 12 units (or 48 hours) of coursework.
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  • The undergraduate Creative Writing major at the University of Illinois, formerly known as the Rhetoric major, is one of the oldest of its kind in the country.
  • Our three-year MFA program provides students with graduate study and professional training in the writing of fiction and poetry with our distinguished graduate faculty.