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Florida Atlantic University

The MFA at FAU is a three-year, fully-funded program in the heart of sunny South Florida. Students in the programs are encouraged to experiment, take risks, and explore the boundaries between genres. In addition to classes in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, students take courses in translation, book arts, creative writing pedagogy, and more from our award-winning faculty. Other opportunities include: teaching creative writing in the community, for-credit internships, summer travel and research money, working on our two literary journals, mentoring undergraduate creative writing students, and working with a wide variety of visiting writers. GTA positions are available.

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Georgia College and State University

The Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program is a fully-funded program that offers workshops with award-winning faculty in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry; students may write their thesis in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. We encourage students to work in other genres and require our students to take at least one workshop in a genre other than their thesis genre. In addition to workshops, students take creative writing seminars in Poetry & Poetics or Prose Forms, pedagogy classes on the teaching of writing, journal design, and courses on literature and special topics.

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Northern Michigan University

MFA in Creative Writing
NMU, located on the Lake Superior shore of Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, offers a three-year MFA degree in fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction, as well as a two-year MA in writing, literature, pedagogy, or theater. Teaching assistantships are available, as well as travel opportunities, field writing residencies in the beautiful Upper Peninsula wilderness, grants, and internships with Passages North.

Oklahoma State University

Our graduate program holds the distinction of being the oldest PhD in creative writing in the nation as well as one of the few that supports study in creative nonfiction beside poetry and fiction. Our aesthetic interests are eclectic too, and we emphasize working closely with students on theses and dissertations. Class sizes are small, and students are encouraged to study outside their genre as well as in other departmental programs, including literature, screen studies, TESOL, and composition/rhetoric. Affordable housing, friendly community, a uniquely supportive artistic experience!

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