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Creative Arts & Design

Creative Writing and Publishing - MFA

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    22,880 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,880 USD

  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    January, March, September

Program Overview

What DePaul University says about their program:
"DePaul’s MFA in Creative Writing and Publishing will prepare and empower you to write a novel or memoir, or a collection of poetry or stories while at DePaul. You’ll work across genres under the mentorship of distinguished authors and poets. With courses in Copyediting, Book Publicity, Book Design, Teaching Creative Writing, and Teaching English you’ll have the choice of a career in publishing or teaching. The Creative Writing and Publishing MFA culminates with a required master’s thesis of publishable quality.

You may also earn a graduate certificate in"

Admissions Requirements

Standard Global Pathway Program

  • Length/Credits

    3 quarters/ 44 credits

  • English

    70 TOEFL or 6.0 IELTS or PTE 48-52 or SAT EBRW 520 or Versant 65 no sub-score below 42 or iTEP Academic Plus 3.7 no sub-score below 3.0

  • GPA

    2.5 for College of Business and College of Education, 2.3 for all other majors

Extended Global Pathway Program

  • Length/Credits

    4 quarters / 46 credits

  • English

    60 TOEFL or 5.5 IELTS or PTE 44 or SAT EBRW 500 or Versant 61 no sub-score below 37 or iTEP Academic Plus 3.2 no sub-score below 2.5

  • GPA

    2.5 for College of Business and College of Education, 2.3 for all other majors


  • Official high school transcripts
  • TOEFL 80 on the IBT TOEFL with no subsection lower than 17 / IELTS Academic 6.5
  • SAT/ACT Optional


When preparing to apply, it is important to understand that each graduate program establishes its own application and admission standards, and deadlines. Usually, you'll need to submit:

  • Application & fee
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume
  • GMAT/GRE Scores
  • Official Transcripts
  • English proficiency test

Fees and funding


Ranges from US$40,551- $41,814 / year


Ranges from US$20,960 - $50,880 / year

Visa requirements for DePaul University

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USA student visa requirements