Boston University

Boston, MA

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, Drama

Residency type


Program length

32 semester hours (1–2 years)

Financial Aid

Yes, with approval from workshop leader

Teaching opportunities

Generally, everyone who wishes to teach will receive a Teaching Fellowship, in return for which the Fellow will teach an undergraduate workshop (limited to fifteen students) in creative writing for a single semester. Each year four of our Teaching Fellows may teach for a semester at the Boston Arts Academy—a Boston public pilot high school for painters , musicians, dancers, actors, composers, choreographers (think “Fame!”). For the right kind of person, this is an extraordinarily rewarding experience and a wonderful way to connect one’s own life to the community that surrounds us.


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