Litowitz MFA+MA in Creative Writing at Northwestern University

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Program Established: 
Evanston, IL
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
December 14, 2023
Application Fee: 
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Contact Name: 
Nathan Mead
Core Faculty Includes: 

Chris Abani, Daisy Hernández, Juan Martinez, Sarah Schulman, Charif Shanahan, Natasha Trethewey

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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

The stipend for the 2023-2024 academic year is $36,960, which is paid continuously throughout the year (including summers). Students are also given yearly research and travel funds, a paid AWP membership, and funds for submitting to journals and contests.

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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 poetry submitted in Fall 2023 will be reviewed for Fall 2024 matriculation; applications in creative nonfiction and fiction submitted in Fall 2024 will be reviewed for Fall 2025 matriculation.