Boston University

Boston, MA

School notes

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, Drama

Residency type


Program length

32 semester hours (1–1.5 years)

Financial Aid

All students receive a full tuition scholarship, a year of health insurance, and a stipend.

Teaching opportunities

All students teach for one semester during their time in the program. Most teach undergraduate Creative Writing at Boston University, but some (four per year) teach Creative Writing at Boston Arts Academy, a public school for the performing arts.

Editorial opportunities

All MFA students have the opportunity to intern at AGNI literary journal for a semester or year.

Cross-genre study

Yes, with approval from workshop leader


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