General graduate school requirements include:
The Roosevelt graduate degree in creative writing offers specialties in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction augmented by courses in play writing, screen writing, and literary magazine production. The program strives to provide its students with the best in creative teaching provided by instructors with strong credentials both in teaching and writing.
A committee composed of creative writing faculty will carefully review all materials and make final decisions on acceptance. The writing portfolio is the most important factor in their decision. Applicants who show promise but whose portfolios need development may be referred to other courses to build portfolios that will qualify them for admission. After a student completes at least two introductory workshops and at least one literature course, the revised portfolio will be reviewed and the student notified if he or she may advance to candidacy.
Students are urged to file their application early. For prospective students applying to begin fall semester: February 1.
The application deadline has been extended to March 15, 2013.
Phone: (312) 281-3252, or toll-free: 1-(877)-Apply-RU
Fax: (312) 281-3356
Read the graduate admission pages for more information about financial aid, housing, how to apply, and steps to take once you are admitted. See also the graduate admission Creative Writing section.
Roosevelt offers financial aid to graduate students through federal programs, notably guaranteed student loans and work-study. University-based assistance may also be available to qualifying students through the Graduate Scholarship program. In addition, a graduate assistantship is available per year on a competitive basis through the Department of Literature and Languages. The Friends of American Writers, a Chicago literary organization founded in 1922, also funds a scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding candidate in the MFA program. One work-study position as assistant to the Coordinator of the Creative Writing Program is available for students interested in developing their arts administration skills.
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