McNeese State University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Lake Charles, LA
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 21, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Michael Horner
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Michael Robins, Kevin Thomason
Fiction: Vallie Lynn Watson, Michael Horner

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding to most students. Students who receive a graduate assistantship work in the writing center during their first year and teach composition courses in their second and third year. The assistantship waives a portion of tuition and provides a stipend of $8,000.

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Other Features: 

The program hosts visiting poets and writers who have individual conferences with students. The program also offers editorial opportunities with McNeese Review and Boudin. Writing program faculty and graduate English faculty are accessible and enjoy working closely with students.