Minnesota State University Mankato

Mankato, MN

https://carts.mnsu.edu/academics/english/English-degree-programs/creative-writing-program/degrees/

Collegial atmosphere, teaching internships available with regular faculty, professionalizing opportunities in the larger community

Degrees Offered

MFA

Genres

Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type

Full

Program length

2-3 years

Part-time study

Yes, up to six years to complete program.

Financial Aid

The Department of English employs about 30 teaching and research assistants at stipends of approximately $10,000 over two semesters. Assistants receive full tuition remission for up to 18 credits over the academic year (two semesters). All graduate assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of six credits per semester. Assistants are provided office space and have faculty library privileges.

Teaching Assistants in the Department of English typically teach freshman composition. The TA Director provides a supportive atmosphere where assistants learn composition theory and pedagogy. In addition, assistants are trained in the latest methods of computer-assisted writing instruction.

Teaching opportunities

Yes

Editorial opportunities

Blue Earth Review, The Corresponder, the KMSU Weekly Reader

Cross-genre study

Yes

Graduates

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