Thursday, August 24, 2006


Subject areas: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Screenwriting, Autobiography, Digital Media (students can “choose to balance the study and practice of two or more genres”; at least one project will be submitted as a thesis)
Faculty: Wendy Rawlings, Joel Brouwer, Kate Bernheimer, Michael Martone, Patti White, Robin Behn
Length: 3 years (plus optional 4th year for final project)
# of Credits: 48
Tuition: $2 315/sem. (residents); $6 332/sem. (non-residents)
Application materials: Submit Applicant Status Sheet, $25 application fee, GRE/MAT scores, 2 transcripts, and statement of purpose to the Graduate School; submit 3 recommendations and writing sample to Program in Creative Writing
Deadline: 15 Jan. for best chance of entry in the fall, though applications are reviewed throughout spring semester. No spring entry.
Financial Aid: All students qualify for Graduate Teaching Assistanships, which include a stipend of $10 K for 9 months and full tuition remission. Incoming students are eligible for Graduate Council Fellowships ($15 K plus tuition remission, with no teaching responsibilities); Dean’s Merit Assistanships (enhancements to GTA stipend, renewable for a total of 3 years); and Truman Capote Fellowships (4 such fellowships, 2 in prose and 2 in poetry, are offered to incoming MFA students each year—in-state students receive a $5 K bonus in the first year, and out-of state students receive a $6 K bonus).
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