Master of Fine Arts in Fiction and Poetry


While it is recommended that applicants have an undergraduate major in English, the program does not discourage applicants from other undergraduate disciplines. Regardless of their undergraduate major, applicants should have a 3.2 grade-point average on a 4.00 scale. Students must submit scores of 1000 and above from the general aptitude section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), three letters of recommendation, transcripts of all undergraduate work, and, most importantly, a writing sample (thirty pages in fiction and twelve pages in poetry). No manuscripts can be returned, and applicants should retain copies of all work submitted.

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All queries and application materials (GRE scores, transcript(s), letters of recommendation, and writing samples) should be sent, by February 1st, to:

M. Evelina Galang
Director of Creative Writing
Department of English
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248145
Coral Gables FL 33124