New Mexico State University

MA Program

Location: 
Las Cruces, NM
Genre: 
Not Genre-Specific, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
3–4
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2017
Application Fee: 
$40
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Lydia Apodaca
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Carmen Giménez Smith, Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
Fiction: Lee K. Abbott (Distinguished Visiting Writer), Rus Bradburd, Casey Gray, Lily Hoang, Evan Lavender-Smith

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers no funding.

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 several independent presses: Apostrophe Books, Jaded Ibis Press, and Noemi Press. 

Most MA students are part-time and complete within three years.

The application deadline for spring start is October 1; the application deadline for fall start is February 1.