The MFA/MA Combined Degree in Creative Writing & Literature
By carefully coordinating your Literature and Creative Writing courses, you receive the combined M.F.A./M.A. degree in the same time it normally takes to receive the M.F.A. alone.
TO APPLY FOR THE MFA/MA COMBINED DEGREE:
Application Deadline: January 15th2017
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)
- Creative Writing Sample (see below)
- Scholarly Writing Sample (see below)
- 2-3 page Personal Statement of Goals (see below)
- 3 letters of reference
- GRE scores
- 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, in the genre you are applying for. It is acceptable (but not common) to submit work in more than one genre. Submit between 25 to 40 pages of prose or 15 to 20 pages of poetry.
For the scholarly writing sample send 20 to 25 pages of your best scholarly work.
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:
Rich Carr, Department Chair
Department of English