Graduate Program

All incoming students to the Creative Writing Program receive Departmental Fellowships, ranging from half-tuition remission to full-tuition remission with generous stipends. Additionally, all incoming students receive undergraduate teaching positions during the second year. These positions involve designing and teaching a semester-long introductory course in creative writing for undergraduates, as well as attending a teaching practicum offered by the program. Compensation for teaching is approximately $5,300 per course. Tuition is calculated based on a course load of 16 credits per year; during 2015-2016, the cost per credit was $1,608.00, or $25,728.00 per year (before the application of Departmental Fellowships).

We are pleased to announce that the Creative Writing Program no longer requires GRE test scores for admission to our graduate program. This requirement will be waived beginning with the current admissions cycle.

For more information, see fellowships and outreach.

The graduate Creative Writing Program at NYU consists of a community of writers working together in a setting that is both challenging and supportive.

The program provides a stimulating and creative environment that fosters the development of talented writers committed to their craft. The program is not defined by courses alone but by a life built around writing. Through innovative literary outreach programs, a distinguished public reading series, an exciting public student reading series, special literary seminars with master writers, and the production of a high-quality literary journal, students participate in a dynamic literary community actively engaged in all aspects of the literary arts--writing, reading, teaching, publishing and community outreach. Students also have the opportunity to enjoy America's most literary terrain; New York University is situated in the heart of Greenwich Village, a part of New York that has always been home to writers.

The annual application deadline is December 18. For further information about how to apply, please visit the GSAS Application Resource Center's useful online publication, "Application Requirements and Deadlines for Departments and Programs." Specific departmental requirements can be found here. You may also contact the Creative Writing Program at (212) 998-8816 or

Information sessions for the graduate program will be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 27 at 5pm (Closed)
Tuesday, October 25 at 5pm (Closed)
Tuesday, November 15 at 5pm (Closed)

Information sessions are held the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 W 10th St. Please RSVP to