Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY

http://english.syr.edu/cw/cw-program.html

Three-year Program; highly selective; all students receive tuition remission and a stipend; small student body (36 students).

Degrees Offered

MFA

Genres

Fiction, Poetry

Residency type

Full

Program length

48 semester hours (3 years)

Financial Aid

All students are fully funded. Each student admitted receives a full tuition scholarship in addition to an annual stipend of $17,500. Some of these scholarships are configured to include teaching duties. Students have opportunities to teach in The Writing Program (a separate academic unit, specializing in composition) and in the Living Writers course, featuring prominent guest writers from the Raymond Carver Reading Series. Occasionally other classes are available to teach (e.g. ENG 151, Interpretation of Poetry).

As well, there may sometimes be an opportunity to intern with BOA Publishing.

We admit students who come from all walks of life and believe they should not be straddled with student-loan payments when they graduate. Talent, not wealth, is the sole prerequisite for admission.

For more detail on the financial packages, visit the full English Graduate Financial Support page.

Teaching opportunities

Students have opportunities to teach in The Writing Program (a separate academic unit, specializing in composition) and in the Living Writers course, featuring prominent guest writers from the Raymond Carver Reading Series. Occasionally other classes are available to teach (e.g. ETS 151, Interpretation of Poetry).

Editorial opportunities

There is one funding opportunity to intern with BOA publishing.

Cross-genre study

Yes

Graduates

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