The University of California Irvine, based in Irvine, CA, offers a three-year, fully funded Master of Fine Arts in Writing program. The program trains accomplished writers who intend to make writing their life. Twelve new students are enrolled each year. Workshops in fiction and poetry are at the core of this writing program. Graduates of the Programs in Writing receive a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in English. The Department of English is committed to providing three full years of financial support in the form of Teaching Assistantships to all domestic students in the MFA Programs in Writing. Students will earn an estimated $22,569 for the academic year.