Louisiana State University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Baton Rouge, LA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Joseph Kronick, Department Chair & Interim Director Creative Writing
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Lara Glenum, Laura Mullen
Fiction: Jennifer S. Davis, Maurice Ruffin
Nonfiction: Joshua Wheeler
Screenwriting and New Media: Jason Buch, Zachary Godshall, Mari Kornhauser

Visiting Assistant Professor in Fiction: Brenna Womer

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. The program offers a variety of assistantships. All current students receive full tuition waivers and an assistantship. All admitted students who request funding are fully funded; self-funded students are accepted in special circumstances.

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Other Features: 

The program is genre-flexible; all students are welcome in all workshops. Though the core genres are poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, workshops are offered regularly in screenwriting, playwriting, and new media. The program offers several reading series, including the Underpass: Readings by the LSU MFA Program and the Creative Writing Program’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series.

Applicants with financial hardships can apply for an application fee waiver with the LSU Graduate School.