Combined MFA/MA Degree

The MFA/MA Combined Degree in Creative Writing & Literature

Want to write a novel?  A Screenplay? Or a book of poems? But thinking about going on for a Ph.D. in English afterward?
The MFA/MA Combined Degree in Creative Writing & Literature gives you the opportunity to work toward an MFA in Creative Writing with a group of talented and dedicated teaching writers, while at the same time working with publishing specialists in the major areas of American and British Literature to get the MA and the academic background needed to succeed in a Ph.D. program.
By carefully coordinating your Literature and Creative Writing courses, you receive the combined MFA/MA degree in the same time it normally takes to receive the MFA alone.
Teaching Assistantships are available to qualified students.

Application materials can be mailed to:
UAF Admissions
PO Box 757480
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480

You may also submit your materials via email to:

You must apply for both the MA and the MFA separately and be accepted into both degrees to enter the combined degree program.
All application materials should arrive at the UAF Admissions office by January 15 to be considered for a teaching assistantship.  If you are interested in a teaching assistantship, please fill out the form at our website and include it with your application materials.
To apply for a teaching assistantship, include the following application.
If you go to the UAF Admissions website ( you can begin your application process online.
Required application materials include the UAF graduate application (at the UAF Admissions site), GRE, Statement of Goals, Vitae or Resume, 3 letters of reference, original transcripts, and 2 writing samples. Each degree requires a writing sample, creative for the MFA side and scholarly/literary for the MA side.

For more information consult the Catalogue or contact:
Rich Carr, Chair
Department of English
(907) 474-6361
To apply contact
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