Wichita State University
Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The MFA in Creative Writing at Wichita State University is one of the oldest programs in the nation. Currently in its fourth decade, the program provides serious, aspiring writers an intensive and challenging apprenticeship in the writing of fiction, poetry and nonfiction, enriched by the study of literature. Throughout the studentÆs graduate career, distinguished visiting writers and permanent writing faculty offer tutorials, master class seminars and workshops in a program that is highly individualized and designed to maximize each studentÆs writing potential. The 48-semester-hour MFA concludes with a comprehensive exam based on an individualized reading list and the submission of a book-length thesis in poetry, short fiction, the novel, or some other appropriate form. Faculty include two-time National Book Critics Circle Award winner, Albert Goldbarth, as well as prize-winning poets Jeanine Hathaway and Rick Mulkey, and critically acclaimed fiction writers Margaret Dawe, Richard Spilman and Steve Hathaway.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999