Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

http://www.fau.edu/english/mfa

Our program values experimentation and growth. Students are encouraged to take workshops outside their chosen genre. We offer courses in Literary Translation, Book Arts, Creative Writing Pedagogy, and Prose Forms, which we believe help push students to see their writing in new ways. Because all students are funded, there is a true sense of community within our program. 

Degrees Offered

MFA

Genres

Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type

Full

Program length

3 years

Part-time study

Yes, but it will entail partial funding

Financial Aid

The program offers full funding. The program offers a stipend plus tuition waiver (students are still responsible for other required student fees) to all accepted students. The program also awards the Lawrence Sanders Fellowship, the Griffin Award, and the Swann Awards for summer funding.

Teaching opportunities

Teaching assistantships that include tuition wavers offer students the opportunity to teach composition and creative writing during their time in the program.

Editorial opportunities

Yes, with our student-run national literary magazine: Swamp Ape.

Cross-genre study

Yes, students often experiment with genre

Graduates

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