How to Apply 

All materials should be submitted by February 15. If you would like to be considered for a teaching assistantship or fellowship, please submit your materials by December 15. Applications submitted after December 15 will still be considered for a teaching assistantship or fellowship, but those meeting the initial deadline will be prioritized.

To apply, submit Temple’s online graduate application along with an application fee of $60.

All College of Liberal Arts candidates must have completed their bachelor’s degree in a related field before applying to a graduate program.

Candidates will be asked to submit the following along with their application.

Official electronic transcripts must be sent via email to mfaapplications@temple.edu, or mail original transcripts to the following address. 

Temple University College of Liberal Arts
Creative Writing Program
1020 Mazur Hall
1114 W. Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

Applicants who earned their baccalaureate degree from an institution where the language of instruction was other than English, with the exception of those who subsequently earned a master’s degree at a U.S. institution, must report scores for a standardized test of English that meet the following minimums.

  • TOEFL iBT: 79
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 53

See more detailed instructions on applying to Temple as an international student.

Application Deadlines 

Fall: Feb. 15

To be considered for a teaching assistantship or fellowship, admissions materials must be submitted by Dec. 15.