Purdue University based in West Lafayette, Indiana offers a three-year fully funded MFA in creative writing. This MFA program structure is small and flexible, allowing writers to design study plans according to their specific needs with full funding for all. Primary coursework is completed in the first two years. This includes craft and theory of fiction or poetry, workshops in fiction or poetry, an optional course in another art form. Teaching assistantships in any of the composition programs, including creative writing, provide a base stipend of approximately $18,000 for ten months, remission of tuition and most fees, plus merit raises.