University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK

The MFA/MA Combined Degree in Creative Writing & Literature gives you the opportunity to work toward an MFA in Creative Writing with a group of talented and dedicated teaching writers, while at the same time working with publishing specialists in the major areas of American and British Literature to get the MA and the academic background needed to succeed in a Ph.D. program.

By carefully coordinating your Literature and Creative Writing courses, you receive the combined MFA/MA degree in the same time it normally takes to receive the MFA alone.

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry, CNF

Residency type


Program length

3 years

Teaching opportunities

The department offers graduate teaching assistantships, which are awarded on the basis of merit. Duties include the teaching of one freshman composition section per semester, and tutoring in the Writing Center. The stipend of spproximately $11,955 for the first academic year also carries a waiver of tuition. M.F.A.'s may receive up to three years of financial support through this program.


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