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University of San Francisco

Program in Writing

San Francisco, CA

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Overview

University of San Francisco / Program in Writing is located in San Francisco, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 24

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

154
Applied
121
Accepted
27
Enrolled
79%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
55
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 No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum overall GPA of 2.7, writing sample, 2 letters of recommendation, resume, interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

88
Total Graduate Students
4%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 21.59%
Black or African American 7.95%
White or Caucasian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.14%
Asian 11.36%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.82%
Unknown 6.82%

Gender

Male (40%)
Female (59%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Foudations of writing, development of the novel, research for writers, contemporary american poetry, forms of writing, evolution of the short story, experimental fiction, international poetry, techniques in long narrative, truth ethics and memory, style in prose, blurred genres, history of nonfiction, contemporary experiments in nonfiction/fiction, poetics, professional development, global fiction
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA  94117
United States
Contact Dr. Micah Ballard
Graduate Director
Email: mfa@usfca.edu
Phone: 415-422-6066

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