College of Liberal Arts
People with a passion for writing who want to sharpen their skills can sign up for the world’s only bilingual (English/Spanish) MFA in creative writing. The program, which includes an online version, offers writers a chance to thrive among classmates from throughout the Americas and Europe, guided by an award-winning international faculty. This program is great for those who want to become writers, translators or publishers.
Interdisciplinary work with English, Music, Theater, and Languages and Linguistics departments
Students publish the Rio Grande Review - the region’s premier literary journal
Students in the program have won major international literary awards
Award-winning novelist Alaíde Ventura Medina chose UTEP’s MFA program for its border location and multiculturalism. The native of Veracruz, Mexico, called the faculty supportive and passionate about their craft, and said the courses and student interaction helped her write her third novel.
MFA in Creative Writing graduates could work as journalists, ad or technical writers, creative writing teachers in higher education or become full-time professional writers. Organizations who want a skilled writer prefer applicants with this degree.