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MFA | Admission Prerequisites

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for admission to the MFA Program in Writing.

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents should possess the following academic qualifications:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in coursework completed in the final two years of undergraduate study and any post-baccalaureate study.

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International Applicants

International applicants should possess the following:

  • The equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree, with above average scholarship, granted by a university-level institution.
  • Proficiency in the English language, demonstrated by attaining a minimum score on the TOEFL or IELTS test. (Required for applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted year at a university-level institution in a country where English is the official language.)
  • Eligibility for a graduate student visa.

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Application Period
September 1 – December 15, 2016

Decision Notifications
February – March 2017

Program Begins
September 2017