University of Texas-Pan American

University of Texas-Pan American

MFA Program

Location: 
Edinburg, TX
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
36
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2014
Application Fee: 
50
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Dr. Philip Zwerling
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Elvia Ardalani, Emmy Pérez, and Steven Schneider. Fiction writer: Jose Skinner. Nonfiction writer: Jean Braithwaite.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Assistantships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Gallery, RiverSedge

Other Features: 

This program offers concentrations in professional writing, literary translation, playwriting, and screenwriting as well as poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Opportunities are available within the literary translation concentration for students to lead workshops in Mexico at the Casas de Cultura. Students may take writing classes in Spanish addition, the literary journal RiverSedge is produced by the MFA program. A Creative Writing Club sponsors regular workshops, speakers, and social gatherings.

The deadline for fall term is April 1, 2015.