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Creative Writing, MFA
 
 
Specialty Area(s)** : Creative Writing - Poetry , Creative Writing - Prose , Creative Writing - Prose & Poetry.

Program Director(s): Wendy Rawlings, (205) 348-4507
Application Contact: Carrie Abrams, (205) 348-9493
Jennifer Fuqua, (205) 348-0766
Application Deadline: December 1st for priority funding. December 20th for all other applications.
Allow Admission with Permission to Continue?    Yes.
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   No.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   No.
** A specialty area represents broad informal areas of study and/or research within a department and reflects faculty expertise.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application Fee
Required.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Optional but recommended.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Transcript
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. Official transcripts must be received prior to registering for classes. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission). Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.
Graduate Admission Test Scores
No admission test score required.
English Proficiency Test
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Writing SampleFor applicants in prose, the writing sample should consist of 20-30 pages of prose (fiction, nonfiction, or a combination of the two). For applicants in poetry, the writing sample should consist of 10-20 pages of poetry. Applicants who wish to apply in both prose and poetry should upload two separate writing samples, one of prose and one of poetry.
Additional Requirements:Graduate admission test scores are not required.

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