Boston University

Boston, MA

School notes

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, Drama

Residency type


Program length

32 semester hours (1–2 years)

Financial Aid

Our goal is to offer every student full tuition—a goal we usually achieve, often with a bit more in cash.

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.

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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