Thursday, August 24, 2006

New Mexico

Subject areas: Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction
Faculty: Sharon Oard Warner, Joy Harjo, Lisa D. Chávez, Julie Shigekuni, Diane Thiel, Daniel Mueller, Gregory Martin, Jack Trujillo, Marisa P. Clark
Length: 3 years
Tuition per year: Easier to go by credit. Program is 55 credits. Cost per credit is $188.20; cost of entire program should be about $10.5 K.
Application materials: Submit Graduate Application for Admission, $50 application fee, and transcript to Admissions Office. Submit minimum of 3 recommendations, statement of intent, and writing sample to English Department. No GRE required.
Deadline: 1 Feb. (fall); no spring admissions
Financial Aid: Depending on academic level and experience, teaching assistants earn a stipend of about $1 150 to $1 250 per month and receive a tuition remission of up to 12 credits per semester. Teaching assistantships also include graduate health insurance. The department also offers graduate assistantships and will soon offer one fellowship (values not specified).
Enrollment: 30-40 (about 10 incoming students per year)
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