48 months
21718 USD/year
21718 USD/year
8136 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


We prepare students to read closely, think critically, write professionally and find their voices in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting. Creative Writing students at the University of Nebraska Omaha will also sharpen their capacity for empathy, opening themselves to diverse cultural points of view.


Thesis Option

Creative Writing students at University of Nebraska Omaha whose work is above average and who are considering doing graduate work in creative writing may apply after one Advanced Studio to pursue the BFA with Senior Thesis. 

The result is a book-length manuscript of original work in the student’s area of concentration (e.g. a collection of poems, a collection of short stories, a novel, a collection of essays, or a screenplay), prepared during the last year of study while working one-on-one with a WRWS faculty member.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Writers: in Person In Print
  • Form and Theory
  • Literary Magazine (Applied)
  • Special Studies in Writing
  • Fundamentals of Fiction Writing 
  • Creative Writing for the Arts 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


118 SCH
  • 118-122


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit an online application.
  • Rank in the upper one-half of their graduating high school class
  • Or ACT composite score of 20 or higher or SAT equivalent
  • Or a 3.0 or higher GPA 
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee by credit card when completing the application for admission.
  • Grade sheets and transcripts from each institution attended.
  • Proof of English proficiency. Special Note: If you are unable to provide proof of English proficiency please apply to our Intensive Language (ILUNO) program.
  • Copy of Passport.
  • UNO Financial Affidavit.
  • Bank statements showing adequate funding for one academic year.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21718 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21718 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    21718 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21718 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8136 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Omaha

985 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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