University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Edinburg and Brownsville, TX
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
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Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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Contact Name: 
Britt Haraway
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Emmy Pérez, José A. Rodríguez, Steven Schneider
Fiction: David Bowles, Christopher Carmona, Britt Haraway, Eric Miles Williamson
Nonfiction: Jean Braithwaite, José A. Rodríguez
Translation: José A. Rodríguez

Affiliate Faculty:
Poetry (Spanish): Elvia Ardalani
Fiction (Spanish): Elvia Ardalani, Edna Ochoa
Translation: Elvia Ardalani, Edna Ochoa
Playwriting: David Carren, Edna Ochoa
Scriptwriting: David Carren

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding through graduate assistantships, teaching assistantships, and scholarships.

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This program also offers degrees in translation, playwriting, and screenwriting. As part of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, a bilingual and binational university, the program offers courses on both the Edinburg and Brownsville campuses. The program offers a literary translation concentration in Spanish and English, and many courses are conducted in Spanish.

The application deadline preference is October 1 for spring term and April 1 for the fall term.