Ohio University

Athens, OH


One of the first universities in the country to offer a Ph.D. in Creative Writing, Ohio University continues as home to a thriving, widely respected graduate program.  Small by design, our graduate program offers a comprehensive curriculum, an award-winning faculty, and the intimacy of small classes, plus numerous editorial opportunities and an ongoing visiting writers eries.

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

MA 2 years, PhD 5 years

Part-time study


Financial Aid

All admitted full-time students receive teaching assistantships and tuition remission

Teaching opportunities

Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing

Editorial opportunities

New Ohio Review, Quarter After Eight, Brevity, and Ohio University Press

Cross-genre study



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