Matt Bell, Director Justin Petropoulos, Program Manager The ASU MFA in Creative Writing is and has always been an unswervingly student-first program.
Through small classes, intimate workshops, and one-to-one mentoring, the centuries-old apprenticeship model thrives within the New American University.
The applicant's writing sample should be the sent to the Creative Writing Program, not Graduate Admissions Services.
The applicant's writing sample, must be submitted in hardcopy.
During two subsequent years as TAs, students will continue to teach composition, but may apply to teach beginning creative writing by submitting a request to the director of creative writing.
Selection of teachers is made by faculty in the appropriate genres.
Additionally, in concert with the CWP, the Virginia G.
Piper Center for Creative Writing offers a variety of graduate assistantships, international writing and teaching scholarships, and thesis fellowships to continuing students.
Courses such as “Creative Writing and the Professions” and “Internship for Community Outreach” encourage students to envision life beyond graduation.
The Creative Writing Program at ASU has been able consistently to offer MFA students among the best funding packages in the nation through teaching and research assistantships, which are renewable for each of the program's three years.