Louisiana State University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1985
Location: 
Baton Rouge, LA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
6–8
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2018
Application Fee: 
$50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jennifer S. Davis, Chair Creative Writing Directing Committee
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Lara Glenum, Laura Mullen
Fiction: Jennifer S. Davis, James Wilcox
Nonfiction: Joshua Wheeler

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.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
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 and playwriting. The program offers several reading series, including Readers & Writers, 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.