DePaul University MFA/MA in Writing and Publishing

Contact Information

2315 N. Kenmore Ave.
Suite 312
Chicago, IL 60614

P: (773) 325-1762
E: [email protected]


This combined program offers either an MA or MFA degree in creative writing and publishing; MA students can apply to the MFA after two quarters, and all MA courses will transfer to the MFA. A new online degree option will allow enrolled students to complete their degrees either partially or fully online. The program also offers publishing courses, internships, and the option to complete a certificate in Teaching English in Two-Year Colleges. MFA students are required to complete a creative thesis of 100 pages of prose or 30 of poetry.

Most full-time students finish in two years, but part-time students have up to six years from admission to complete the degree. Classes meet weekday evenings to allow workers with full-time jobs to attend.

Admissions are made on a rolling basis; applications are due ten weeks before the start of each academic quarter. The application deadline for funding consideration is January 15.