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University of Nevada, Las Vegas — English Department

Program Type:
Master's International
English Department
Degrees Awarded:
Creative Writing International Program (MFA)
Admissions Deadlines:

Application and manuscript submission by February 15th.

Admissions Cycle:

Once per year.

Program Start:
Fall and Spring Start
Program Founded:
October, 1999


Peace Corps service will be substituted for the one semester overseas requirement (thus a reduction of six hours); also, the normal academic requirements for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing will be reduced by two classes for participants in the MI program. Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis.


The University of Nevada at Las Vegas offers a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Students must complete a minimum of 42 semester units of academic study. A critical essay and translation are also required. Program participants will serve as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Volunteers in Peace Corps. Most participants will be placed in Secondary Education assignments, but participants with additional teaching experience may be placed as University English Teachers or English Teacher Trainers.


To qualify for the Master's International Program, students must meet both the University's admission requirements and the requirements established by the Peace Corps for Volunteer service. Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better, verbal GRE scores of 50% or better. Students must submit a manuscript of roughly thirty pages of their own fiction, or a similar amount of poetry, to be judged by the faculty.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Prof. Richard Wiley

Department of English
4505 MD Parkway, Box 455011 RAJ 282
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5011
(702) 895-5542

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