Litowitz MFA+MA in Creative Writing at Northwestern University

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Program Established: 
2017
Location: 
Evanston, IL
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
4-6
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2021
Application Fee: 
$95
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Nathan Mead
Core Faculty Includes: 

Chris Abani, Reginald Gibbons, Juan Martinez, Charif Shanahan, and Natasha Trethewey

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding, including a tuition waiver and health insurance, to all students.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program offers intimate classes, the opportunity to pursue both creative and critical writing, and close mentorship by faculty in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Students will receive both an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English; students are expected to complete a book-length thesis project and a substantial essay on literary texts. 

The program also offers opportunities for students to learn how to teach creative writing and edit a literary journal.

Applications in creative nonfiction and fiction submitted in Fall 2021 will be reviewed for Fall 2022 matriculation; applications in fiction and poetry submitted in Fall 2022 will be reviewed for Fall 2023 matriculation; applications in creative nonfiction and poetry submitted in Fall 2023 will be reviewed for Fall 2024 matriculation.