Degrees Offered

MFA

Genres

Fiction, Poetry

Residency type

Full

Program length

36 semester hours (2 years)

Financial Aid

Writers admitted to the MFA Program receive teaching assistantships: an annual stipend of $9,036 and a waiver of instructional fees for the course of study. Additionally, all MFAs are eligible for four competitive non-service Devine fellowships, each about $2,200 per year, two in poetry and two in fiction. They also receive $50 per year to mail manuscripts. Applicants are asked to complete an application (below) for an assistantship. Typically, Graduate Assistants teach one (1) section of undergraduate English each semester in their first year in the program. In the second year, they teach one (1) section one semester and two (2) sections second semester, usually including a sophomore course in creative writing. There are several opportunities for writers to partially fulfill their assistantships with non-teaching duties, such as interning with Mid-American Review, assisting in the direction of the program, and assisting with the reading series.

Teaching opportunities

Taships, pedagogy of creative writing is part of curriculum

Editorial opportunities

Editig Mid-American Review is a core course

Graduates

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