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Creative Writing

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administrative contact

Amanda Tustin
Senior Administrative Secretary
phone: 304-293-2947
fax: 304-293-5380

program contact

Mary Ann Samyn
phone: 304-293-9730
fax: 304-293-5380

Program Details

Program Description

The MFA in Creative Writing offers specializations in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. The program features small workshops and substantial individual attention.

Career Profile

Job Titles and Employers of Recent Graduates From This Program:
Writer/Editor, ModCloth; Researcher, law firm; Editor, University Press; English professor, Northern Kentucky University; English instructor, multiple colleges and universities

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Supplemental Application:
  • Recommendations: Requires three letters of recommendation
  • Test Requirements: GRE
  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

Supplemental materials: a writing sample in one of the three genres.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: January 15
  • Spring Deadline: Do Not Admit
  • Summer Deadline: Do Not Admit


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