University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

School notes

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

64 units (5 years)

Financial Aid

Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Creative Writing and Literature receive financial support and assistance in the form of Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships, which include full tuition remission, year-round health and dental benefits, and a stipend at the current rate.

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