Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry

Residency type


Program length

36 semester hours (2 years)

Financial Aid

Writers admitted to the MFA Program receive teaching assistantships: an annual stipend of $11,500 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 for manuscript submissions. 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

Teaching Assistantships, pedagogy of creative writing is part of curriculum

Editorial opportunities

Editing Mid-American Review is a core cours


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