Thursday, August 24, 2006


Subject areas: Poetry, Fiction, Literary Nonfiction
Faculty: Christopher Howell, Jonathan Johnson, John Keeble, Natalie Kusz, Samuel Ligon, Gregory Spatz, Nance Van Winckel
Length: 2 years
Tuition per year: $7 K (residents), $17.5 K (non-residents)
Application requirements: Submit to Graduate Studies Office: Graduate Admission Application, $50 application fee, GRE scores, 2 transcripts; submit to Eastern Washington University—Inland Northwest Center for Writers: 3 recommendations, Graduate Admission Essay (a letter stating reasons for pursuing MFA), and writing sample
Deadline: Fall admission only. 1 Mar. if interested in teaching assistantship; otherwise applications to the program are accepted throughout the academic year
Financial Aid: Only incoming students may apply for teaching assistantships. These last two years and carry a stipend (value not specified) in addition to a tuition waiver. The number of teaching assistantships available per year is 4 to 8. Returning students that did not get teaching assistantships when they entered the program are eligible for graduate assistantships and merit scholarships (values not specified).
# of students accepted per year: 20-30
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Subject areas: Fiction, Poetry
Faculty: Linda Bierds, David Bosworth, Charles Johnson, Richard Kenney, Colleen McElroy, Heather McHugh, David Shields, Maya Sonenberg, David Wagoner, Shawn Wong
Length: 6 full-time quarters, i.e. 1.5 years
Tuition per year: Easier to go by quarter. Tuition per quarter is $3 K (residents) or $7 K (non-residents).
Application requirements: Submit to Office of Graduate Admissions: Online Graduate School Application and $45 application fee (paid online by credit card); submit to Office of English Graduate Studies: printed copy of online application, 3 recommendations, GRE scores, transcript, statement of purpose, critical writing sample, creative writing sample (3 copies)
Deadline: 2 Jan. (fall admission); no spring admission
Financial Aid: Teaching assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to outstanding graduate students; along with the stipend (value not specified), there is a tuition waiver and health insurance. There are also about a dozen departmental scholarships, fellowships, and prizes—a list can be found on the website—for minority students, students with financial need, and students doing dissertations; unfortunately, their values are not specified.
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