Northwestern University

Evanston, IL

School notes

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

The Creative Writing program is designed to be completed in two to three years of uninterrupted part-time study (one to two classes per quarter), although students are allowed five years to finish the program.

Financial Aid

MFA students in good academic and financial standing will receive full tuition remission for the 15th-18th courses of the program. Good academic standing is defined as having a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00 and no more than one outstanding incomplete grade. Students who get jobs at Northwestern University get a 75 percent reduction in tuition.

Teaching opportunities

OLLI internships and other local organizations including 826 CHI, which are coordinated through the faculty member overseeing the teaching practicum course (an elective); also, an "Apprentices Day" - community workshop coordinated through our program

Editorial opportunities

TriQuarterly editor and reader opportunities

Cross-genre study

New dual general degree track


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