Mar 9, 2006, 11:50 AM
Post #8 of 14
I applied to three MA programs, with the reasoning that an MA can be applied toward phd coursework later, if need be. MFAs usually can't, at least from what I've seen and heard. Basically, I'd be doing the MA/MFA progression, only in the opposite order of most who do it. I applied to one second MFA in the same genre and have yet to hear. I don't think I'll get in -- if I were on a committee, I probably wouldn't admit me -- but it was my dream school the first time, and I felt like doing it. I don't think I need to provide any "argument" for applying to a graduate program, and I don't think I'm setting off a chain of events that will lead to swarms of professional MFA locusts laying waste to programs nationwide. If it bothers you, you're welcome to lobby against my admission to Amherst, although I really don't think that will be necessary if I haven't heard by now. I think the rejection letter's just taking its sweet time in the mail.
Re: [Texasfornow] Applying to new programs...when you're already enrolled in one?
Besides, if anybody could actually stomach getting multiple MFAs at different schools, God bless 'em. I doubt very many graduating MFAers would even consider the idea of doing so.
Were you accepted anywhere for a second MFA?
Isn't that what phd programs are for? Well, I guess there are more mfa programs than phd's, so that makes sense. Still, what's the argument for a second mfa that would justify taking the spot of a prospective student who doesn't have one? If programs were open to this idea, would it lead to professional mfa students, writers jumping from one mfa program to another?