University of Florida (Gainesville)

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Three-year program (54 credits)

Funding & Training: A writing program should be easily affordable. All MFA@FLA students receive a full tuition waiver and a fellowship and teaching-assistantship package worth approximately $15,800 a year for the duration of the three-year program. Students pay fees of about $750 per semester. In the first year, MFA candidates divide their responsibilities between co-teaching with a mentor, grading assignments, and tutoring in the University of Florida Writing Studio. They gain experience teaching or tutoring in three different university courses, while receiving extensive training and mentored support.

Faculty: Jill Ciment, Amy Hempel, Michael Hofmann,William Logan, Ange Mlinko, Sidney Wade, David Leavitt, Padgett Powell

Application (Deadline Jan. 15):

  1. Manuscript: up to 25 double-spaced pages for fiction; 6-10 poems for poetry
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Official copy of transcripts
  4. General GRE scores
  5. $30 application fee

Admission rate: 12 students admitted (6 per genre) out of 500 applications; 2% acceptance rate

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