The Creative Writing Program
Department of English
College of Liberal Arts
and Social Sciences
University of Houston
229 Roy Cullen Building
Houston, TX 77204-5008
Phone: (713) 743-3015
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 send one packet with all materials at once.
When completing the Apply Texas application, please complete question #16 with the genre in which you want to be considered. Genre choices are fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Also, remember to complete and send the application when you’re finished. Please don’t forget to put in the form of payment. If you plan to pay by check or money order, please send it directly to the Creative Writing Program office. Finally, be sure that you apply for the correct degree- M.F.A in Creative Writing or Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation should be received in the Creative Writing Program in the original envelopes sealed and signed by the recommenders. We must have hard copy letters with original signatures. The University does not solicit these letters; the applicant must request the letters be sent.
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.
To apply online, please go here
The application deadline is December 15th.
Decisions on applications are usually made by the end of March.