Thursday, August 24, 2006

Washington, D.C.

Subject areas: Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Faculty: Kyle Dargan, Andrew Holleran, E.J. Levy, Richard McCann, Kermit Moyer, Denise Orenstein, Elizabeth Poliner, Myra Sklarew, Henry Taylor
Length: If a student takes 12 hours per semester or takes courses during the summer, it’s possible to complete the program in 2 years. Most graduate students find this to be a rather heavy load and choose to complete their degrees in 5-6 semesters.
# of credits: 48
Tuition per year: $17 802 (for full time graduate study at 9 credits per semester or 18 per year; cost per credit is $989)
Application materials: Submit Application for Graduate Admission, $50 application fee (online applicants) or $80 application fee (paper applicants), 2 recommendations, transcript, and statement of purpose to College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Admissions Office; submit writing sample to Department of Literature; GRE not required
Deadline: 1 Feb. (fall); no spring admissions
Financial Aid: The Literature Department offers its strongest applicants fellowships that include full tuition and a “substantial” stipend (value not specified) for each of 2 years. It also offers some partial awards: half tuition remission and half stipend. Competition for merit scholarships is keen.
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