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Western Connecticut State University

Department of Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process

Danbury, CT


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Western Connecticut State University


Western Connecticut State University / Department of Writing, Linguistics, and Creative Process is located in Danbury, CT, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Creative and professional writing

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Completion of program within 4 years, enrichment project that compliments course of study



Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 5th Not reported Yes
Spring deadline January 5th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements 2 writing samples: a 20-50 page portfolio of previous writing and a brief essay

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Recommended TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Male (22%)
Female (77%)


Focus of faculty research: Creativity, chaos
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 181 White Street
Danbury, CT  06810-6885
United States
Contact Prof. Anthony D'Aries
Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 203-837-3252
Fax: 203-837-3953