North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry

Residency type


Program length

2 years (36 hours)

Financial Aid

Applicants for admission to the three programs in English–Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), and Master of Fine Arts (MFA)–may apply for a teaching assistantship, an academic appointment made on a competitive basis. TAs are awarded upon admission and are only available for full-time students who plan to begin their graduate work in the fall semester. We are able to offer assistantships to approximately one-third of our applicants. To be considered for an assistantship, you must apply by the Feb.1 deadline.

Teaching opportunities

Yes. Some applicants write to us with many questions about teaching, being trained as a teacher, can we find you work as a creative writing teacher . . . We are not here to make creative writing teachers. We are here to temper and improve poets and authors. We'll train you as a T.A., and—believe us—there'll be plenty of teaching to come if writing is your path, but this is first and foremost a two-year literary fine arts program.

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