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University of Arkansas at Monticello

MFA in Creative Writing

About the program: UAM's entirely online program offers workshops in creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We offer our students a rigorous, yet flexible education with small classes and a quality education at an affordable price.

Contact Information:

562 University Drive

Monticello, AR 71656


Program director: Diane Payne

Phone: (870) 460-1247


Program Information:

Degrees offered: MFA

Genres: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry

Type of program: online

Length of program: 2 years

Enrollment: 10

Total credits required: 48

Application deadlines: rolling

Scholarships: no

Assistantships: yes (see website)

Core faculty: Suzanne Cope, Karen Dietrich, Sandy Longhorn, Peter Nichols, Diane Payne, Jessica Piazza, Adam Prince, Mark Spencer

Publishing/editing courses: yes (see website)

Literary magazine: Gravel Literary Magazine

Reading series: yes (see website)

Program description: The UAM Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing provides opportunity to talented and highly self-disciplined individuals to earn an MFA tailored to fit their lifestyles, interests, and goals at an affordable price relative to other MFA programs and to develop their creative-writing, critical-thinking, and literary analysis skills to an exemplary level through study under successful and dedicated writer-teachers from a range of backgrounds and aesthetic perspectives. The mission of the program is directly related to the mission of the university in that it enhances individuals’ abilities to think creatively and critically, to effectively communicate, to be technologically literate, to appreciate and contribute to the cultures of their communities and beyond, and to possess awareness and sensitivity to global issues.


last updated 07/09/2014