Thursday, August 24, 2006


Subject areas: Candidates may apply to do an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry or Fiction) or an MFA in Translation
Faculty: Geoffrey Brock, John DuVal, Ellen Gilchrist, Molly Giles, Donald Hays, Michael Heffernan, Davis McCombs
Length: most candidates take at least 3 years
# of credits: 60
Tuition per year: Easier to go by credit. Tuition is $280.65 per credit (residents); $663.94 (non-residents). In all, the degree should cost $17 K (residents); $40 K (non-residents).
Application materials: Send 3 copies of a writing sample, a cover letter, and a self-addressed stamped postcard (!!!) to the English Department. If this is approved, you will be asked to supply to the Office of Graduate and International Admissions: Graduate School Application for Admission, $40 application fee, GRE scores, and 2 transcripts; and to the department: 3 recommendations, statement of interest, and critical writing sample (for teaching assistantship).
Deadline: For fall: Jan. 16 (the writing sample and its attachments). If approved, submit whole application before Feb. 15 (especially if interested in a teaching assistantship); no spring admissions.
Financial Aid: Teaching assistantships carry a stipend of $8.8 K for students with a B.A., $9.2 K for students with an M.A. Teaching assistants receive a waiver of all tuition costs. Each year, students compete for 3 Walton Family Foundation Fellowships of $10 K and several Lily Peter Fellowships of $1 K; several other graduate fellowships worth $3 K per year for up to four years are also available, as well as “start-up” fellowships for first-year students.
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