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Creative Writing: Apply

Undergraduate Major or Minor in Creative Writing

Undergraduate students must apply to Eastern Michigan University via the undergraduate admissions website.

Master of Arts Program in Creative Writing

NOTE: Unlike other programs at EMU, the MA in Creative Writing only admits students for the Fall, with an annual deadline of January 13th.

Follow the steps below to apply to the M.A. Program in Creative Writing:

Step #1 - Submit an application to the Office of Admissions. Complete and return the application with payment to:

Eastern Michigan University
Office of Admissions
P. O. Box 970
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: (734) 487-0042
Fax: (734) 487-0050

Step #2 - Submit your Creative Writing Portfolio and Personal Statement to the English Department

Your creative writing portfolio can represent several short pieces in one genre or several short pieces in multiple genres. Compile 15-20 pages of what you believe is your best work. Your personal statement should be brief (no more than one-to-two pages) and it should explain either your experience with and/or interest in interdisciplinary writing projects, and how you might work across disciplines while you pursue graduate coursework at Eastern Michigan University. Submit the above, together with your name, contact information and email address, to:

English Graduate Director
Department of English, Language and Literature
Eastern Michigan University
612 Pray-Harrold Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: (734) 487-2670
Email: cneufeld@emich.edu

NOTE: Letters of recommendation are optional for candidates applying to the MA in Creative Writing. Any references you do send should be directed to the address above.

NOTE: We do not accept electronic portfolios sent as attachments, but will be more than happy to consider work on websites or blogs; please provide the link in an email or the url in your personal statement. We also encourage the submission of cds or dvds if appropriate.

NOTE: Expect to hear our decision on your application by March 15.

Step #3 - Apply for a graduate assistantship position in the English Department

The application deadline for a graduate assistantship in the English Department is February 15th. Application information and guidelines can be found on the English Department's Graduate Assistantships page.