Oregon State University (Corvallis)

Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR
Two-year program (60 credits)

Funding & Training: Our program is committed to providing full funding for all admitted MFA students through Graduate Teaching Assistantships. For 2016-2017, the annual salary is $10,555.  MFA GTAs receive stipends of approximately $1172 per month, along with full tuition remission and a $430 stipend-supplement each quarter (excluding summer) to defray roughly half of student fees.OSU provides health care coverage through an 85% GTA-only health insurance premium subsidy.

Faculty: David Biespiel, Nick Dybek, Karen Holmberg, Elena Passarello, Jennifer Richter, Susan Jackson Rodgers, Marjorie Sandor, Keith Scribner, Justin St. Germain

Application (Deadline Jan. 4):

  1. Manuscript: 15-20 double-spaced pages for prose; 10-12 poems for poetry
  2. Statement of objectives (500-750 words)
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. Official copy of transcripts
  5. Current resume highlighting any publications, awards, fellowships, or relevant writing/teaching experience
  6. General GRE scores optional
  7. $75 application fee

Admission rate: 6 in fiction, 4 in poetry, and 4 in nonfiction admitted each year; “Last year we received approximately 350 applications total to our MFA program.” -Felicia Philips, Assistant to the Director [Oct 22, 2013]


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