Creative Writing

Modular MFA Program | Instructions for Application Submission | Creative Writing Faculty |

The Department of English offers two graduate degrees in Creative Writing: An MFA and a PhD that prepares students to pursue careers as teachers of writing.

The creative Writing faculty also sponsors an annual Guest Writers Series and the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature.

Of interest, graduate students also comprise the editorial staff of Quarterly West and Western Humanities Review, and are the hosts of the monthly "Working Dog" readings held at the Art Barn locally.

Additionally, students regularly read papers at regional and national meetings and participate in poetry and fiction readings in the community. They have published articles, fiction, and poetry in national journals. Recent and present graduate students have published numerous books of criticism, literary history, biography, fiction, and poetry.

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For more information about the Creative Writing graduate program requirements, select one of the options listed below.

For substantive questions about the Creative Writing Program, please contact:

Professor Paisley Rekdal, Director, Creative Writing Program
Office Phone: (801) 581-7350


For mechanical questions about how to apply to the Creative Writing Program, please contact:

Gerri Mackey, Graduate Advisor
Office phone: (801) 581-7131