Thursday, August 24, 2006

West Virginia

Subject areas: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry
Faculty: Gail Galloway Adams, Mark Brazaitis, Ben Doyle, James Harms, Ellesa Clay High, Kevin Oderman, Mary Ann Samyn, Ethel Morgan Smith
Length: 3 years
Tuition per year: $5 K (residents), $14.5 K (non-residents)
Application requirements: Submit to Office of Admissions and Records: Application for Graduate Admission, $50 application fee, GRE scores, and transcript. Submit to Department of English: MFA Cover Sheet, 3 recommendations, personal statement, and writing sample.
Deadline: 1 Feb. (fall); no spring admissions
Financial Aid: Most students admitted into the MFA program receive Graduate Teaching Assistantships that include a stipend of about $7.5 K for the academic year and a waiver of tuition and most fees. In many cases, an additional $1.5 K may be added to this base salary from the Stephen F. Crocker Scholarship Fund. If sufficient progress is being made towards the degree, the assistantship is normally renewed for the 2nd and 3rd years. Students who attend the English Department’s summer internship program in teaching are paid an additional stipend.
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