Academics

Admission

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a 3.0 GPA overall and in the student’s major.

Three substantive and detailed letters of recommendation, at least two from former teachers familiar with the applicant's most recent academic and creative work.

A 3-5 page personal statement focusing on the role of the candidate's reading life in his or her development as a writer. (Note: The general Graduate Admissions application refers to this as a statement of interests and intent. They are one and the same.)

A writing sample of 10 manuscript pages of poetry or 20 manuscript pages of fiction.
GREs are encouraged but not required.

Applications: Online application forms may be found at the Office of Graduate Admissions and sent with all materials to:

Office of Graduate Admissions
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

In addition, send a DUPLICATE copy of your writing sample and personal statement to:

MFA Program in Creative Writing
English Department
UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

* Application deadline for Fall 2014 is January 15, 2014.

Please visit the Bursar's Office for information on resident and non-resident tuition and fees.