University of Colorado

Boulder, CO

We are a program that prides itself on its diversity—of our eight faculty four are people of color and five women—and focus on experimentation and innovation. We do not believe that any arbitrary criteria of judgement or rankings can measure any program’s success or fit for a particular writer. We encourage those interested in our program to read the work of our award-winning writers.

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

3 years

Part-time study


Financial Aid

Teaching Assistantships, Fellowships, Tuition Remission 

Teaching opportunities

About 90% of our students have a teaching fellowship, and all with a teaching fellowship teach Creative Writing.

Cross-genre study

Encouraged and supported.


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