Application Deadline: January 15th2018
All application materials should arrive at the UAF Admissions office by this date.
There are three ways to submit your application:
1. Apply online
To begin your application process online, go to (www.uaf.edu/admissions).
2. Apply by regular mail
Alternatively, application materials may be mailed to:
PO Box 757480
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7480
3. Apply by email
You may also submit your materials via email to: email@example.com
Your application should include the following:
- UAF graduate application (at the UAF Admissions site)
- Writing Sample (see below)
- 2-3 page Statement of Goals (see below)
- 3 letters of reference
- Official Transcripts
- UAF English Department Applicant Form
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy (if applying for assistantship – see below)
Writing Sample Guidelines
The M.F.A. Program would like to read your best work regardless of length, but we do have some general guidelines. Submit a maximum of 25 to 40 pages of prose or 15 to 20 pages of poetry.
Statement of Goals
In 600-1000 words, please address your personal goals for graduate studies, including your current interests, writing projects and literary influences. Also include how your experience, skills, and intellectual outlook might make you an important part of our writing community.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
In 400-600 words, please express your interest and experience in teaching writing courses at the university level.
The department offers graduate teaching assistantships, which are awarded on the basis of merit. Duties include the teaching of one freshman composition section per semester, and tutoring in the Writing Center. The stipend also carries a tuition waiver. M.F.A. and MFA/MA students may receive up to three years of financial support through this program.
For more information contact:
Gerri Brightwell, Director of Creative Writing
Department of English