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Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. They are not -- or not yet -- among the very best creative writing MFA programs in the United States, but applicants looking to balance out an application list dominated by highly-ranked, high-selectivity programs would do well to consider, too, some entrants to the following list: The whole operation here gives off a warm vibe, and why not: What was said last year bears repeating, especially with the program making the jump to Honorable Mention status in the national rankings this year: Minnesota State University at Mankato.
New Mexico State University. North Carolina State University.
Poet Dorianne Laux is the star of the faculty here. A tiny program in the scenic UP that funds surprisingly well. As with so many -- in fact, far too many -- MFA programs, NMU"s website reveals little significant information about the program and thereby does it and its applicants no favors.
But the sense in the creative writing community is that something good is happening here. Three years in an AIER-rated Top 15 "mid-size metro" with a strong faculty, a reasonable teaching load, and a vibrant university community deserves a close look from any serious MFA applicant.
Temple has an MFA program. Is it still a program in transition? University of Alaska at Fairbanks. With Ohio State, University of Arkansas is one of two current Top 50 programs to make this list and for the record, University of Nevada at Las Vegas was quite nearly the third.
This is a four-year, fully funded program in a nice college town, and it offers literary translation as well as poetry and fiction tracks.
University of California at Riverside. Trying to get funding information on California MFA programs requires more than a little detective work. Whatever the truth of the matter, a few things are for certain: The location is also a plus: University of Central Florida.
But locale aside, who knew that UCF fully funds nearly all its incoming students? If you want to attend a large, vibrant university in the midst of a large, vibrant, warm-weather city -- and be fully funded in the bargain -- UCF is for you.
What was said last year still applies: Knocking on the door of the Top 50 in all categories of assessment, Miami will someday soon make the leap to the Top 50 and stay there. University of New Orleans. The Big Easy is coming back -- in a big way. Many students get full funding, you can take classes in screenwriting and playwriting as well as poetry and fiction, and there are summer programs available in both Europe and Mexico.
University of Texas at Austin [Department of English]. Applicants looking to slip into a Michener-grade experience through the back door should take the hint. Back inthe creative writing program at Utah was ranked in the Top 20 nationally -- largely due to a creative writing doctoral program that still ranks among the Top For years now VCU has been in and out of the national Top 50 -- it depends on the year -- but in a just world it would consistently be on the inside looking out.
And it has nothing to do with the spotlight recently shone on Richmond by the successes of two of its college basketball programs VCU made the Final Four inand University of Richmond the Sweet This should be a perennial Top 50 program, and someday soon it will be. Kalamazoo is a larger and more vibrant college town than many realize, and now that -- as word has it -- the MFA program at WMU is seeking only to admit students it can fully fund much like North Carolina State, aboveapplying to be a Bronco just seems like good sense.
WMU is knocking on the door of an Honorable Mention classification in the national rankings, and if it goes public with its plan to become fully funded it will achieve that classification and perhaps even more -- a Top 50 designation, too. The graduate creative writing program perhaps best known for being the place Albert Goldbarth teaches at has enjoyed a sudden bump in the rankings, from just outside the Top to just inside the Top All of these programs with the exception of University of Arkansas and Ohio State will need to spend much more time on their online promotional materials in order to make the jump from this list to the bigger one: Applicants to these and, really, all programs need to know precisely what percentage of incoming students receive the equivalent of a full tuition waiver and a livable stipend, as well as see some hard data on how selective their target programs are.
Until that happens, most of these programs will continue to be unjustly underrated rather than justly highly-ranked.
And, not for nothing, nearly all of these programs with a few notable exceptions: For those keeping count, this is the second year this list has been compiled. Feel free to discuss these and other programs in the comments section below. San Diego State University and Florida Atlantic University were also included on this list in an earlier version of the article.Marywood University.
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