What are the application deadlines?
For admission beginning in the Spring, applications must be received by October 15, 2004. For admission beginning in the Summer or Fall, applications must be received by February 15, 2005. However, one may enroll in courses prior to application. To apply or contact us for more information, click here.
What programs or genres are available?
We offer the
low-residency MFA in Poetry Writing, Fiction Writing, Nonfiction Writing,
Playwriting, and Screenwriting. ( MFA Faculty)
How much will it cost?
Our program should be among the least expensive in the nation. The cost for distance
classes will be the University's normal tuition, which for Fall 2002 would be $2,664.00 for two courses or 6 credit hours. Click
here to visit the University Bulletin and fee table. The fees table for the summer study abroad programs can be found in the individual program information. Click here for an overview
of our study abroad programs relevant to our low residency MFA program.
How do the classes
work? What do I need?
You will need a
reliable, relatively late-model computer, with Internet Explorer or Netscape
Communicator version 5 or higher, and you will need a fast, reliable internet
connection. You will also need an up-to-date word processing program, such as
Microsoft Word. The program will utilize the Blackboard web interface as well
as email and paper correspondence. Click
here to inspect the Blackboard interface.
What computer skills should I have?
You don't need to
be a programmer, but you do need a basic knowledge of browser operation and
email. You need to know how to send an attachment to an email, and you need
some familiarity with the world wide web. These skills can be acquired easily
from online tutorials or other sources if you do not already have
What if I want to go abroad but don't want a degree?
reputation of our study-abroad programs often attracts students who are
currently enrolled in other universities and wish to transfer credit, or who
wish to attend on a non-credit basis. Both can be accommodated. Transfer and
non-credit students should apply to the specific summer abroad program they
wish to attend (each program has its own application form). Here are links to
the specific program pages:
How do I apply?
Application information regarding our low residency MFA program can be found here.
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