The New Writers Project at the University of Texas at Austin admits students only for the fall semester. The Fall 2020 deadline for applying to the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing is December 1, 2019.
The application consists of a writing sample, a statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, and all forms currently required by the Graduate School. Please see How to Apply.
When reviewing your application, we consider all elements in the application file, including the statement of purpose and the letters of recommendation, but our focus is on the quality of your writing sample.
Our selection among qualified candidates is a very competitive process. Meeting the minimum requirements specified above does not in any way ensure your acceptance into the program. In recent years we were able to admit less than 3% of all applicants.