Online Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Connect with published authors and literary figures as you complete your MFA in Creative Writing online.

Earn Your MFA in Creative Writing Online

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.

This program is one of the only fully online MFA degrees around. By enrolling, you’ll:

  • Join an exclusive community for serious aspiring writers with talent, drive, and the tools to make you even better
  • Develop your skills in creative writing across genres
  • Practice strategies designed to help you become a better writer
  • Learn to make time for writing in the midst of your busy schedule

Bachelor’s degree is required to apply.

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Highest average earnings and job placement rates (U.S. Department of Education).

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The flexible, fully online learning environment helps you advance your education while maintaining your current commitments.

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Out of 2,800+ four-year universities, UTEP is one of 131 in the highest classification for research (R1 for top tier doctoral university with very high research activity).

Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)

With a student body that is 83% Hispanic, UTEP stands out as an HSI — one of 569 in the country. Plus, it’s one of only 19 HSIs designated as an R1 top tier research university.

Low Out-of-Pocket Costs

Out of all U.S. doctoral research institutions, UTEP boasts one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs. More than $221 million is awarded in financial aid each year.

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