Creative Writing Program

Thank you for visiting The Graduate Program in Creative Writing in the Department of English at The University of Houston. As one of the leading cultural institutions in Texas and the Southwest, the Program offers poets, fiction writers, and non-fiction writers intensive training in both creative writing and literary studies.

The Program offers two graduate degrees:  the M.F.A. (with thesis) in a 3-year course of study; the Ph.D., Literature and Creative Writing, normally takes five years. With renowned faculty, excellent students, distinguished alumnae, and generous financial resources, the Program continues its 30 year tradition of offering an exhilarating creative and intellectual experience in Houston, Texas—the nation’s fourth largest and (we feel) most fascinating city.


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