George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

In addition to the acclaimed faculty, diverse student body, and proximity to D.C., Mason offers a robust field of professional development opportunities in terms of arts administration, event curation and promotion, and publishing practice (Fall for the Book, Stillhouse Press, Cheuse Center for International Writers, Poetry Daily, and two journals—phoebe and So To Speak—are associated with the program and engage students).

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

48 semester hours (3 years)

Part-time study

Yes—determined on a case by case basis

Financial Aid

On average 65% of full-time students are funded with teaching assistantships, professional assistantships, research assistantships, or fellowships

Teaching opportunities

TAships available

Editorial opportunities

PAships and Internships available


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