The University of Houston based in Houston, Texas offers a fully funded PhD in creative writing and literature. The PhD in Creative Writing and Literature offers an innovative, multidisciplinary curriculum; dedicated advising and mentorship from the English department’s dynamic faculty; and solid preparation for expert teaching in the university classroom. Through the Department of English, the Creative Writing Program offers teaching assistantships to Ph.D. students. Ph.D. students can receive a teaching assistantship for 5 years. Starting salary for a PhDs is $20,104/9 months. Also, students are awarded some Fellowships and the University will pay 50% of medical insurance.