Program Name: Wichita State Master of Fine Arts
Program Web Site: http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/home/?u=creativewriting
Concentrations: Fiction, Poetry
Program Director: Sam Taylor
Faculty: Margaret Dawe, Albert Goldbarth, Amy Parker, Sam Taylor. Visiting writers int he past have been Lee Abbott, Renee Ashley, Russell Banks, Marvin Bell, Michael Blumenthal, Scott Blackwood, Sharon Bryan, Scott Cairns, Peter Cameron, Brock Clarke, Ann Copeland, George Cuomo, Richard Currey, Phil Dacey, Robert Dana, Madeline DeFrees, Rick Demarinis, Stephen Dunn, Richard Elman, Carol Frost, Greg Glazner, Deborah Greger, Ron Hansen, Michael Harper, William Hathaway, Shelby Hearon, Laura Kalpakian, Elizabeth Libbey, Jack Matthews, Michael McGriff, Jay Meek, Peter Meinke, Lisel Mueller, Richard Murphy, Jack Myers, Antonya Nelson, Kent Nelson, Achy Obejas, Ed Ochester, Robert Olmstead, Eric Pankey, Bette Pesetsky, Leslie Pietrzyk, Stanley Plumley, Kevin Prufer, Bin Ramke, Nancy Roberts, Mary Elsie Robertson, William Pitt Root, Abraham Rothberg, Hugh Seidman, Bob Shacochis, Terese Svoboda, Mark Smith, Henry Taylor, Katherine Vaz, Michael Waters, Paul West, James Wilcox, C.K. Williams, Hilma Wolitzer, Richard Yates, and Paul Zimmer.
More Info: Wichita State offers a three-year, studio-academic degree. Named to Huffington Post's list of "Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs," WSU brings writers such as Andrew Sean Greer and Mary Ruefle to teach tutorials, and hosts a reading series.
Notable Graduates: Marlin Barton, Michele Battiste, John Bell, Craig Blais, Karen Boren, Karl Elder, Luke Geddes, Eric Gober, Kathryn Kysar, Denise Low-Waso, William McHugh, Richard Mulkey, Tom Noyes, Janet Peery, Steve Wilson, Holly Wilson, Susan Tekulve, Jeff Worley,
Application Deadline: 01/10/2017
Tuition: In-state $5,794.56. Out-of-state $12,967
Funding Opportunities: All of our MFA students receive financial support from the university through graduate teaching assistantships and fellowships which cover their tuition and provide a stipend. Discounted health insurance is also available.