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University of South Carolina, Columbia

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Columbia, South Carolina
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Liz Countryman
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Samuel Amadon, Fred Dings, and Nikky Finney. Fiction writers: David Bajo and Elise Blackwell. Nonfiction writer: Jim Barilla.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching assistantships; James Dickey Fellowships; various topping-off fellowships and scholarships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features numerous reading series, including The Open Book, The Fall Literary Festival, The Shark's Parlor, and Prosetry. Editorial and interdisciplinary arts opportunities are available. Students may also participate in Split P, which partners with schools and community organizations to bring poetry to young people. Funding for all students.

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