Thursday, August 24, 2006

South Carolina

Subject areas: Poetry, Fiction
Faculty: Elise Blackwell, Kwarme Dawes, Fed Dings, Janette Turner Hospital, Dianne Johnson, William Fox, Ben Greer, Ed Madden, Tara Powell
Length: Program is 45 credits. Graduate students take 12-15 credits per semester, so at this rate it should take 1.5 to 2 years; but holding assistantships may call for a lighter course load (as low as 6 credits per semester), in which case it could take longer.
Tuition per year: Easier to go by semester. Tuition is $4 K (residents) or $9 K (non-residents) for students taking 12-15 credits; tuition is $411 per credit (residents) or $874 per credit (non-residents) for students taking less.
Application requirements: Submit to Graduate School: Graduate School Application, $40 application fee, at least 2 recommendations, GRE scores, transcript; submit to Department of English: statement of purpose, academic writing sample, creative writing sample
Deadline: Fall admissions: 30 Jan. (for students wanting to be considered for fellowships or assistantships); 15 April for others. No spring admissions.
Financial Aid: The James Dickey Fellowships in Poetry and Fiction, in addition to the Sadler Fellowship in Creative Writing, are awarded to MFA applicants with exceptional promise; values are not specified. The English Department offers teaching, editorial, instructional and research assistantships that confer in-state tuition status, as well as a stipend and tuition supplement whose amounts vary with the type of assistantship (exact values not specified).
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