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The University of North Carolina Wilmington

Department of Creative Writing

Wilmington, NC

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington

Overview

The University of North Carolina Wilmington / Department of Creative Writing is located in Wilmington, NC, 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 17

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

131
Applied
25
Accepted
21
Enrolled
19%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

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

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of interest

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

63
Total Graduate Students
34%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
65%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.59%
Black or African American 4.76%
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 3.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.59%
Unknown 7.94%

Gender

Male (39%)
Female (60%)

Faculty

12
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 0
Male (5)
Female (7)

Location & Contact

Address 601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC  28403-3297
United States
Contact Dr. David Gessner
Chair
Email: gessnerdm@uncw.edu
Phone: 910-962-7489
Fax: 910-962-7461