University of Miami

University of Miami
Miami, FL
Two- or three-year option program (36 credits)

Funding & Training: All MFA candidates receive some form of financial aid. We offer Teaching Assistantships in Creative Writing and/or Freshman Composition (optional) and a small number of Creative Writing Scholarships. Teaching Assistantships include full tuition and a stipend ($15,965 for the 2008-09 academic year). Teaching assistants have the option to teach two sections of Introduction to Creative Writing, one in fall and one in spring, or one section of Creative Writing and one section of Composition during their second year in the program. In their third year, teaching assistants teach two courses and focus on the professional development of publishing, grants, fellowships, and jobs.

Faculty: Chantel Acevedo, A. Manette Ansay, Jaswinder Bolina, M. Evelina Galang, Amina Gautier, Maureen Seaton

Application (Deadline Feb. 1):

  • Manuscript: 30 double-spaced pages for fiction; 10 poems for poetry
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts with an undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.2
  • General GRE scores with a minimum score of 1000
  • $65 application fee

Admission rate: n/a


4 thoughts on “University of Miami”

  1. “All applicants receive some form of financial aid” sounds awfully vague to me. Is the program fully funded or not? I really dislike programs that are cagey about this.

    1. TonyB, I agree. This is the latest information from the school and none of the faculty have responded about funding.

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