Top 10 Reasons Our Students Choose UB:
1. "Real-world advice about publishing."
2. "The faculty and students are amazing."
3. "Recommended by Poets & Writers magazine."
4. "The flexible course schedule works great for me."
5. "Impressive alumni."
6. "I love the great variety of courses."
7. "Ideal city for artists and writers: affordable and vibrant."
8. "Super cool Reading Series."
9. "I love the diverse community of students and its commitment to social justice."
10. "You'll walk away with your own published book!"
From Our Graduates...
"I chose UB because it really felt like a family and fostered an environment that gave me the opportunity to express myself and expand my horizons as a writer and a person."
For All the Other Ghosts
“More than anything else, UB's program allowed me to work with amazing writers and editors. It's really the friends and colleagues I made there who pushed my own work to a better place.”
This Is How I Thought Things Were Done
"I chose the M.F.A. program at UB because it's one of a kind. The program doesn't just focus on the writing, it focuses on the writer. It increased my confidence exponentially. I can't recommend this program enough!"
Creative Writing at UB
WRITE fiction, nonfiction and poetry in an M.F.A. program named one of the most distinctive in the country by Poets & Writers magazine.
GRADUATE with the professional-level skills to write, edit, publish and promote your best work.
BECOME part of a dynamic, creative community at the heart of Baltimore's artistic district.
FIND your voice and learn to make it heard!
Annual M.F.A. Graduate Book Festival and Reading
At the end of each academic year, the graduates of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program host a book festival and reading where they present their final thesis projects—books that they wrote, designed and produced themselves. The graduates also perform selections from their books and offer them for sale during the event.
2019 Plork Award Winner
Eva Tennant, M.F.A. '19, is the recipient of the 2019 Plork Award. The Plork Award honors a graduate student whose work best exemplifies the spirit of the M.F.A. program, exhibiting extraordinary creativity, originality and imagination in the integration of creative writing and book design. The award carries with it a $500 prize granted by the Randolph Avery Fund.