Courses and Sample Syllabi:
Students either teach two classes per semester or, if qualified, can choose to teach one class and work at the university writing center. They also receive a fellowship and teaching-assistantship package for the duration of the three-year program.
All graduate assistants teach composition in the first year of the program, but in the second and third years, they are eligible to teach lower-level creative writing courses and may work as tutors in the USF Writing Center.
H University of Houston: All awards include tuition and partial fee waivers, although students must pay some fees. Entering MFA candidates receive three years of support. These are dollars, a number that usually goes up every year. Most fellowships and assistantships provide either tuition scholarships or full tuition remission.
Approximately four poets and four fiction writers are admitted annually. Students spend their first semester taking a course in pedagogy, and then teach one section for each of the remaining three semesters of their time here.
M University of Maryland: Our aid packages are typically 2-year agreements. As Teaching Assistants, our MFA students teach one class during their first year in the spring semester and three classes during their second year.
Although a great deal of this teaching is Academic Writing Englishour MFA students are guaranteed at least one chance to teach an undergraduate creative writing workshop or to serve as a teaching assistant in an undergraduate literature course.
Non-teaching assistantships may also be available. Students teach creative writing during the second year, and two MFA writers annually are awarded creative writing internships in China.
MFA candidates teach one section of Introduction to Creative Writing per semester during their second year in the program or one section each of Creative Writing and Composition. In addition, grants and fellowships from outside the department may be available, by nomination, to incoming students.
During this time, Grisham fellows have no teaching responsibilities. Students must purchase health insurance and pay non-tuition fees.
Our MFA program is internationally focused and requires all students to spend extended time abroad, for which they receive financial support from the Black Mountain Institute. For this reason we encourage all applicants to our program to apply for teaching assistantships.
Our program is small by national standards, but with a relatively small student-faculty ratio and competitive teaching stipends for three years, we believe we offer our MFA students the chance to fully immerse themselves in writing without the exorbitant price tags attached to some other MFA programs.
Contraceptive coverage is being phased out by Notre Dame. They are also eligible for summer research stipends, and receive generous graduate student travel funding. Additionally, they have the opportunity to teach a wide range of courses, including creative writing workshops.The MFA in Creative Writing program at Emerson College fosters a community of poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, editors, publishers and teachers.
We are based in the heart of downtown Boston, historically a center of intellectual inquiry, creative endeavor, and innovation in education. Time to degree: Three years (38 credits) Part-time options are available As a student in the Nonfiction MFA program at Columbia College Chicago, you’ll explore the world of nonfiction writing, from autobiographies and essays to memoirs and travel writing—and you’ll explore it on your own terms.
The MFA in Creative Writing program at Emerson College fosters a community of poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, editors, publishers and teachers. We are based in the heart of downtown Boston, historically a center of intellectual inquiry, creative endeavor, and innovation in education.
MFA in Nonfiction Writing For the past forty years, the Nonfiction Writing Program has encouraged students to explore new approaches to creative nonfiction while also developing an appreciation for the deep history of the genre.
Bay Path's no-residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing is designed to help aspiring writers turn their personal story into publishable prose. Bay Path's no-residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing is designed to help aspiring writers turn their personal story into publishable prose.
Created for women and men at all stages of their writing careers, the program allows students to study online with faculty mentors in a .