Thursday, August 24, 2006


Subject areas: Poetry, Fiction, Playwriting
Faculty: Norman Dubie, Alberton Rios, Beckian Fritz Goldberg, T.R. Hummer, Jeannine Savard, Melissa Pritchard, T.M. McNally, Jewell Parker Rhodes, Guillermo Reyes
Length: 3 years
# of credits: 48
Tuition per year: $6 227 (residents), $17 920 (non-residents)
Application materials: Submit Graduate Application, $50 application fee, and transcript to the Division of Graduate Studies; submit 3 recommendations, statement of career goals, writing sample, and resume/vitae to the Creative Writing Program; GRE/MAT not required but faculty will be interested in scores if they are submitted
Deadline: 15 Jan. (fall); no spring admissions
Financial Aid: Students may be awarded Teaching Assistantships in the Department of English or the Department of Theatre; tuition is waived for all assistants working in a 50% position; health insurance is provided by ASU for 50% assistants. If awarded a 25% position, an assistant is considered an Arizona resident, and one half of in-state tution is waived.
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Subject areas: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
Faculty: Jon Anderson, Steve Orlen, Jason Brown, Jonathan Penner, Alison Hawthorne Deming, C.E. Poverman, Elizabeth Evans, Boyer Rickel, Robert Houston, Aurelie Sheehan, Fenton Johnson, Richard Shelton, Jane Miller, Peter Wild
Length: 2 years
# of credits: 36
Tuition per year: Easier to go by semester. Cost for a 9-credit semester is $2 772 (residents); $6 129 (non-residents)—assuming that 9 credits are taken per semester.
Application materials: Submit Graduate College Application, $50 application fee, Domicile Affidavit (domestic applicants) and Financial Guarantee (international applicants) to the Graduate College; submit copy of Graduate College Application (paper applicants only), 3 recommendations, transcript, personal statement, manuscript and manuscript cover sheet, and one-page resume to Department of English; GRE not required
Deadline: 1 Jan. (fall); no spring admissions
Financial Aid: Graduate Tuition Scholarships (GTS’s; min. 3.2 GPA) are awarded to non-residents and waive the out-of-state portion of tuition fees. They are awarded as they become available and may be awarded for 1-2 semesters. Graduate Registration Scholarships (GRS’s; min. 3.5 GPA) are similar to the above, but waive all tuition fees for Arizona residents; they are awarded as they become available but are far fewer each year than GTS’s. GTS’s and GRS’s awarded first year are not automatically renewed for the second; the number of scholarships varies from semester to semester, and second year-students frequently do not receive GRS or GTS support.
Applications accepted: Approximately 15% of 350 applications per year
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