University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
2006
Location: 
Edinburg and Brownsville, TX
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
12
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2019
Application Fee: 
$50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Michael Faubion
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

Affiliate Faculty:
Poetry: Elvia Ardalani, Edna Ochoa
Fiction: Elvia Ardalani
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.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Gallery, riverSedge

Other Features: 

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 is October 1 for spring term and April 1 for the fall term.