MFA program faculty includes Tim O’Brien, Naomi Shihab Nye, Karen Russell, and 9 full time instructors. We also host a Spring Writer in Residence (Ada Limón in '19). Our student to faculty ratio is 6:1.
Our Creative Writing MFA students come from a competitive international pool of applicants. Alumni have published countless books, won national awards, and secured teaching positions throughout the country.
Almost 90% of interested students receive full funding in the form of graduate assistantships and scholarships. The cost of living in San Marcos is relatively low, though we're in the Austin Metro area.
Our visiting writers series is one of the most robust in the country. Writers teach a master class, enjoy dinner with students, and host a craft Q&A, in addition to several readings.