New Mexico State University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Las Cruces, NM
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Sasha Khmelnik
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
Fiction: Rus Bradburd, Brandon Hobson, Dana Kroos (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 most, which covers tuition and cost of living. The program offers teaching assistantships at a 1/1 teaching load.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers both competitive tuition remission awards and diversity fellowships. MFA students are often recipients of both awards. The department offers travel grants to cover a portion of conference costs. 

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts a biweekly 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, the reading series La Sociedad para las Artes, or intern with the independent press Apostrophe Books.