Plan a Future in Creative Writing

The University of Texas at El Paso

Learn how you can get an MFA in Creative Writing through UTEP Connect

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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

$428.73 per semester credit hour for Texas students!

Are you driven by your passion for writing? Do you want to hone your writing skills in the company of other accomplished writers? Whether you’re looking to teach other writers, publish your own work, or both – the online MFA in Creative Writing from UTEP is the right degree for you.

Want to know what sets UTEP apart? This program is one of the only fully online MFA degrees around – and the only one that has a bilingual option for writers in Spanish. By enrolling, you’ll join an exclusive community for serious aspiring writers with talent, drive, and the tools to make you even better.

This program:

  • Is a fully accredited, 100% online program for maximum flexibility and convenience.
  • Provides you access to published authors and literary figures so you can interact with and learn from them.
  • Gives you the opportunity to study and perfect your craft with world-renowned, award-winning faculty.
  • Helps you join an exclusive community of writers without borders.
  • Teaches you to make time for writing in the midst of your busy schedule and practice strategies designed to help you become a better writer.


Why online?

UTEP Connect’s online programs are tailor-made for working professionals. Earn your degree without sacrificing work or family commitments. Access your classes and coursework from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, wherever you are!

Will I get the same education as I would on campus?

Yes! The same experts who teach on campus teach this course online and the material covered is the same as well. The degree you earn is still a UTEP degree—the only thing missing is the commute!

How do I apply?

Fill out the form at the top of this page, and one of our enrollment counselors will contact you and help you through the online enrollment process. Have questions? They’ll be able to answer them for you!

What kind of services and support can I expect online?

UTEP Connect was created to ensure that our online students get the same attention they’d get on campus. Advisors, professors and all our staff members are available to our online students—if you need us, we’ll be there for you!

Can I complete this program while working full-time?

Yes! Our online programs were created with working professionals in mind. Balancing a career and family can be hard enough so we’ve ensured that you can access your coursework on the go and from multiple devices.

Ready to enroll? Contact us today and an enrollment counselor will help you get started!