New Mexico State University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Las Cruces, NM
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Connie Voisine, Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Aldo Amparán (Visiting), Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
Fiction: Rus Bradburd, Brandon Hobson, Phillip Hurst (Visiting)

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program currently offers some funding to all MFA students, and full graduate assistantship funding for all, which covers tuition and cost of living. The program offers teaching assistantships at a 1/1 teaching load, teaching general education writing and creative writing.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers competitive tuition remission. All admitted graduate assistantships are considered for these awards. As of Fall 2022, the MFA program will join NMSU’s Creative Media Institute for Film and Digital Arts.

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Other Features: 

The program of study concludes with enrollment in a third-year thesis workshop and in a final professionalization course to prepare students for post-MFA careers in academia or the private section, fellowships, or future doctoral study. The program also hosts a reading series, which brings regional and national writers to campus for readings and workshops. Students can work for the program’s national literary magazine Puerto del Sol or the reading series La Sociedad para las Artes. Some internships are available with local independent presses in the region.