Bachelor On Campus

Creative and Professional Writing

Bemidji State University

48 months
18416 USD/year
7976 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Creative and Professional Writing program of the Bemidji State University is one of only 15 BFA’s in writing in the United States. In 2006, it won the MnSCU award for excellence in academic programming. More than half of Bemidji State English majors are now studying for this degree.


But what can you do, really, with a degree in writing?

A common myth many people hold is that an English degree pigeonholes you into teaching English as a career. This is not true. In fact, an English degree gives you great flexibility in career choices, like grant writing, marketing, and naturally, English education. The truth is, this is only the tip of the iceberg. The skills you’ll learn in the process of earning your English degree people are necessary in nearly all professions. Your choice of career is limited to only your imagination.

The Creative and Professional Writing program of the Bemidji State University also prepares you for graduate study for a Master of Arts in English or a Master of Fine Arts in Writing. Our graduates have been accepted in many MFA programs including those at Bowling Green State University, Notre Dame University, the Iowa Writers Workshop, Rutger’s University, Emerson University and, of course, Bemidji State.

Steps to the BFA Degree

  • Talk to your advisor about your interest in the BFA Writing program.
  • Plan your studies according to your interests. Possible concentrations could include freelancing, web content writing or media writing.
  • Take all required courses.
  • Complete your Grad Plans a year before graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing Fiction
  • Writing Poetry
  • Topics in Writing, Editing and Publishing 
  • Writing Creative Nonfiction 
  • Topics in Writing, Editing and Publishing 
  • Technical Writing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

All international applications are processed on a rolling basis. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee of $20.00
  • Application (online or paper) International Student Application
  • Official transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose
  • International Agreement Form
  • Authorization to Release Student Information Form (if applicable to you)
  • Financial documents
  • A copy of passport ID Name Page
  • Transfer verification form & a copy of your I-20 or DS 2019 if you are currently in the F or J status in the U.S.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9208 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    7976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3988 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Bemidji

900 - 1400 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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