The Ohio State University based in Columbus, OH offers a three-year fully funded MFA in creative writing. This MFA program is designed to help graduate students develop to the fullest their talents and abilities as writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Creative writing classes are conducted as workshops or tutorials, and there are numerous opportunities for related study both within and beyond the Department of English. All students are fully funded for three years in a program. Graduate teaching associateship, for which the student receives a stipend of at least $17,000 for the nine-month academic year.