University of North Carolina Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

Degrees Offered



Fiction, Poetry

Residency type


Program length

2 years

Financial Aid

Graduate Assistantships are available to most committed students. A GA’s duties might include working in the University Writing Center, conducting library research for faculty, helping organize conferences and events, assisting in the production of English Department publications, or light office work. The stipend is $15,000 for nine months.

Teaching opportunities

Applicants holding a master’s degree in English may seek Teaching Assistantships. In the first year, TAs teach one section of composition each semester and tutor in the University Writing Center. The second year, they teach three sections over the academic year. Students without an MA may seek a TA their second year.Out-of-state and in-state tuition waivers often accompany assistantships awarded to students.All applicants are considered for the Randall Jarrell and Fred Chappell fellowships.

Editorial opportunities

For nearly fifty years, the MFA Writing Program has published The Greensboro Review. Works from the journal are consistently anthologized or cited in Pushcart Prize, The Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and other collections honoring the finest new writing. MFA students serve as fiction and poetry editors of the publication.

Cross-genre study

All students have the opportunity to take workshop(s) in creative non-fiction.


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