Sam Houston State University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Huntsville, TX
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
March 15, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dr. Scott Kaukonen
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Ginger Ko, Nick Lantz
Fiction: Scott Kaukonen, Katie Jean Shinkle
Nonfiction: Scott Kaukonen, Katie Jean Shinkle​

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers a variety of graduate assistantships, including teaching assistantships, writing center tutor positions, and intern positions with the Texas Review and Texas Review Press. 

We now offer three $10,000 fellowships per year (renewable for three years) in addition to the graduate assistantships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts the National Book Awards Festival each spring, which features events with National Book Award finalists and winners.

The application deadline is March 15 (for full consideration including fellowships and graduate assistantships).