Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

School notes

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry

Residency type


Program length

48 semester hours (3 years)

Financial Aid

The program offers full funding, which includes a full tuition waiver and stipend or a teaching assistantship or fellowship. The current stipend for fellowships and scholarships is $18,564.

Teaching opportunities

First-year MFA students do not teach, but they all take a pedagogy course during the summer after their first year. In their second and third years, MFA students teach in The Writing Program (a separate academic unit, specializing in composition), the Living Writers course (a course featuring prominent guest writers from the Raymond Carver Reading Series), and/or the Creative Writing Program (as either teaching assistants for Introduction to Creative Writing or leaders of their own workshops).

Editorial opportunities

hough not an annual guarantee, there is sometimes an opportunity to intern with BOA Publishing. More information on BOA is available here:

Cross-genre study



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