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Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences

Admission Requirements

Creative Writing & Publishing Arts Admission Requirements


  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited college or university.

Note that the GRE is not required for admission to this program.

Application Deadline:

  • fall semester admission only: rolling

Contact Us:

For more information about graduate admission, please contact the Office of Graduate and International Admission and Enrollment at or 410.837.6565.

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  1. Online application. Complete and submit the online application and pay the $30 application fee. (To pay in-state tuition, you must submit the Maryland In-State Residency form). You can submit your Statement of Personal Interest electronically as part of the online application.
  2. Official transcript(s). Request that an official transcript of all prior college or university work (including graduate courses, if applicable) be sent directly from each institution attended; electronic transcripts are encouraged.
  3. Letters of recommendation. Have two professors or employers submit letters of recommendation on your behalf; these should be sent in sealed envelopes with signatures across the sealed portion.
  4. Portfolio. Submit by postal mail a portfolio of no more than 10 poems or 10-15 pages of prose (fiction or literary nonfiction) directly to the program director. Include a copy of your Statement of Personal Interest with your portfolio.

Send all materials, unless otherwise noted, to the University of Baltimore Office of Graduate Admission, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Materials to be submitted to the program director should be sent to: Kendra Kopelke, University of Baltimore, Klein Family School of Communications Design, 1420 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201.