Research and Teaching Assistantships
The MFA Program in Creative Writing is able to fund 40% of its students with Teaching Assistantships and Fellowships. These funding packages are awarded on a competitive basis. If you are admitted to the Creative Writing Program, you will automatically be considered for a teaching assistantship or a fellowship.
As a graduate student, you may apply for a research or teaching assistantship.
- Research assistantships are awarded competitively. Research assistants work up to 20 hours a week and are compensated with a basic health insurance plan, a stipend and tuition remission.
- Teaching assistantships typically require you to work 20 hours a week in support of the department’s undergraduate programs. You’ll be compensated with a basic health insurance plan, nine credits of tuition remission per term and a nine-month stipend.