North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry

Residency type


Program length

2 years (36 hours)

Financial Aid

All admitted candidates to the MFA program are offered full funding in the form of a graduate teaching assistantship, which includes paid tuition, university-employee health insurance, and a living stipend.

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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