Application Process Pointers

Please be sure to complete the Creative Writing Program Checklist and send it with your application materials. The “online application number” on the checklist refers to your Apply Texas application ID number. All items on the checklist, including transcripts, should be sent to the Creative Writing Program when possible. They may be sent as you complete them or you may email one packet with all materials at once. All materials, except original transcripts, should be emailed to

When completing the Apply Texas application, please indicate your genre (fiction/non-fiction/poetry) under Item #3 of the Educational Background section of the online application.

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation will be solicited by the Admissions Office. Additional copies may be emailed to

GRE Scores

If you’ve not yet taken the GRE test, please note on the Checklist when you’re scheduled to take the tests. If you’ve not yet received your most recent degree, please note on the Checklist when you plan to receive the degree.

Applying in more than one genre

You may apply in more than one genre but you must send separate application packets and application fees for each genre. The applications are reviewed by different faculty members for each genre. There’s no need to request two transcripts for each packet. We will make copies of the transcripts and GRE scores.

Apply online

To apply online, please go here


The application deadline is December 15th.

Decisions on applications are usually made by the end of March.

Required Application Materials


Requirements - M.F.A.

Requirements - Ph.D