New Mexico State University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Las Cruces, NM
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2019
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Connie Voisine
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
Fiction: Camille Acker (Visiting Assistant Professor), Rus Bradburd, Casey Gray, Craig Holden

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 students who qualify to be a graduate assistant. The program offers three competitive fellowships per genre per year, which cover tuition and cost of living. 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 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 los Artes, or intern with the independent press Apostrophe Books.