At the cross-roads of Louisiana’s vibrant regional culture and a thriving 21st century arts community, LSU’s nationally-ranked MFA program is home to a dynamic group of writers working in traditional, hybrid, and new media genres. We are a three-year, generously funded program, and our students have ample opportunity to work intensively with our award-winning faculty. Our students are encouraged to develop a program of study that complements their writing practice and supports the emergence of their unique voice.
Through individual and collaborative learning, our program fosters critical discussions about the arts and culture, politics and history, both in and out of the classroom. We emphasize a broad knowledge of contemporary writing and publishing, and we support the development of crucial professional skills: our MFA students edit their own literary journal, curate the MFA reading series, organize the Delta Mouth Literary Festival, and have the opportunity to intern at The Southern Review.
With New Orleans nearby and all of southern Louisiana’s rich cultural heritage to explore, there are few places so conducive to leading a thriving, engaged life as a writer as LSU.