The Department of English offers a graduate program leading a Master of Fine Arts in Creative & Professional Writing. Information can be found by clicking the link below: M.F.A. in Creative & Professional Writing Graduate Assistantships Available A graduate assistantship is an academic award that carries a $6,000 stipend and a waiver of tuition and fees for the extent of the appointment. Graduate assistants are students who are matriculated and enrolled full-time in a graduate program. Graduate assistants work on campus a total of twenty hours per week. The deadline for the application is February 1. The application can be found on the Graduate Admissions webpage.