University of Notre Dame Graduate Studies

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Creative Writing

University of Notre Dame Graduate Studies

Field of Study:English Creative Writing
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $82,092

Tuition fees are converted from US Dollars to Canadian Dollars. Amount may vary based on exchange rate.



The Creative Writing program is a literary immersion program in which students specialize in either prose or poetry and take varied literature courses and electives, as well as workshops in either genre. The program aims to prepare students for lives as writers, artists, educators, and editors through coursework and a range of editorial and teaching opportunities.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Application Materials:

    • GRE General Test not accepted
    • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution (due upon enrollment)
    • Statement of intent
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Writing sample(s) - refer to program site for details
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Portfolio
    Writing sample: 25-30 pages of prose (which may be any combination of short fiction, nonfiction or a novel or manuscript excerpt) or 20 pages of poetry (which may be 20 individual short poems, or several longer poems up to the page limit). You may apply in both genres, submitting a separate work sample to each. Or, if your work is of a genre which falls between poetry and prose, you may use the same work sample in both applications. Your writing sample is the most important part of your application.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on December 19, 2022