The University of Arizona College of Social & Behavioral Sciences MFA offers a three-year program in three genres (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction) with active encouragement to work across and between them. All accepted students receive full funding through a 3-year graduate teaching assistantship. The assistantship includes tuition remission, health insurance, and a stipend of approximately $16,100 per academic year. In addition, MFA students are eligible to apply for summer teaching opportunities, summer research grants, and small grants for student research (writing) and travel to conferences. Each year, monetary prizes and awards are given to MFA students for the best individual story, essay, and set of poems written.