University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

2.5–3 years

Financial Aid

Students may concentrate solely on their chosen genre, or they may take workshops outside of their genre. For instance, fiction writers may take creative nonfiction courses, and poetry students may enroll in fiction writing. We encourage our students to push boundaries.

Teaching opportunities

Our teacher training is superb. First-Year Composition training prepares our graduate students to enter the classroom with confidence. We also are one of the few programs in the country to offer training in creative writing pedagogy. Graduates of our program are well-prepared for the difficult academic job market.

Editorial opportunities

Our online journal, Saw Palm, gives graduate students a chance to gain valuable editorial experience.


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