Oklahoma State University

Stillwater, OK


Among current students and alumni, successes include those who have won the AWP Award Series Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction, a Pushcart Prize, published in The New Yorker, and have books forthcoming on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as well as distinguished small presses. The program offers full funding. Accepted applicants receive full funding if they meet the priority placement application deadline and fill out a teaching assistantship application. The program offers teaching assistantships, tuition waivers, competitive fellowships, annual creative writing scholarship competitions, competitive administrative opportunities for current students (including Assistant Director of Creative Writing position and Cimarron Review editorships), and graduate teaching assistantships for tutoring in the Writing Center or teaching freshman composition or creative writing.

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

MFA: 42 semester hours, PhD: 60 Semester hours

Part-time study


Financial Aid

Yes. The PhD program allows cross-genre work and has just started an exciting new option that allows PhD students to concentrate in two areas of creative writing–a primary area and a secondary area.

Teaching opportunities

Students have opportunities to teach Introduction to Creative Writing as well as Composition I & II.

Editorial opportunities

Graduate students have the opportunity to serve as editorial assistants or interns on The Cimarron Review.


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