University of Illinois, Chicago

MA Program

Chicago, IL
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2019
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Daniel Borzutzky, Christina Pugh, Luis Urrea
Fiction: Christopher Grimes, Cris Mazza, Anne Mary Mohanraj, Luis Urrea
Nonfiction: Anne Mary Mohanraj, Luis Urrea

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The Department does not offer funding to MA students, but individual tuition and fee waivers and graduate assistantships are available through the University. Visit the Graduate College Tuition & Fee Waiver page and the UIC Job Board for more information.

Other Features: 

UIC also offers a PhD in English with creative dissertation. MA and PhD students take writing workshops together.

The two-year program is designed to provide intensive work in a particular genre plus an advanced overview of literary and cultural studies. A three-year option can include secondary teaching certification.

Students complete the MA with a partial manuscript, roughly 75 to 150 pages for prose and 40-50 pages for poetry.