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Columbia College Chicago

English and Creative Writing Department

Chicago, IL

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Overview

Columbia College Chicago / English and Creative Writing Department is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Poetry
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Nonfiction
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Fiction
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative writing

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

92
Applied
80
Accepted
26
Enrolled
87%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Self-assessment essay, work samples, letters of recommendation, transcripts

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$44,533
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships
Career or field-related internships
Federal Work-Study

Student Body

70
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.71%
Black or African American 24.29%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 4.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4.29%
Unknown 2.86%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

19
Total faculty
Full-time - 17
Part-time - 2
Male (8)
Female (11)

Location & Contact

Address 600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL  60605-1996
United States
Contact Pegeen Reichert Powell
Chair
Email: preichertpowell@colum.edu
Phone: 312-369-8231

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