University of Texas at El Paso

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
El Paso, TX
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 2, 2024
Application Fee: 
$45 ($80 for international applicants)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dr. Jose de Pierola
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Rosa Alcalá, Andrea Cote-Botero, Nelson Cárdenas, Tim Z. Hernandez, Sasha Pimentel, Jeff Sirkin
Fiction: Sylvia Aguilar Zéleny, Daniel Chacón, Tim Z. Hernandez, José de Piérola, Lex Williford
Nonfiction: Tim Z. Hernandez, Sasha Pimentel, Lex Williford
Screenwriting: Nelson Cárdenas, Lex Williford
Translation: Rosa Alcalá, José de Piérola

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The residential program offers partial funding; the program offers in-state tuition and teaching assistantships to select candidates for their full three years of study. Some scholarships are available.

The online program offers no funding.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

UTEP began the world’s first bilingual and online MFA programs, and features faculty from various countries. The program offers a bilingual (English and Spanish) course of study in fiction, poetry, literary translation, nonfiction, screenwriting, and playwriting.

The application deadline for the full-residency program is February 2; the online program accepts applications year-round.