103 Morgan Hall, Box 870244, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Creative Writing, MFA
Specialty Area(s) Offered: Creative Writing - Poetry , Creative Writing - Prose , Creative Writing - Prose & Poetry
Program Director(s): Kellie Wells - CRW: Prose, Poetry, (205) 348-5065
Application Contact: Jennifer Fuqua, (205) 348-0766
Application Deadline: Fall: 20-Dec
Allow admission with permission to continue?    Yes   
Allow conditional language admission?   No  
Offer accelerated master’s program (AMP)?   No  

Admission Requirements
Item NameDescription
Application Fee
Please note that the graduate application fee is non-refundable.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Applicant's resume. (optional but recommended)
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. 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), 2.5 (for admission with permission to continue).
Graduate Entrance Exam Scores
Not required.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
English Proficiency Test
Official English proficiency test score from TOEFL, IELTS or PTE – required for applicants whose first language is not English, unless they have a U.S. degree earned within three years (of enrolling in their graduate program) or have studied in the U.S. for two years immediately prior to enrolling here.
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.