The University of Minnesota based in Minneapolis, MN offers a three-year fully funded MFA in creative writing. The master of fine arts in creative writing provides advanced graduate-level coursework in writing, language, literature, as well as studies in a related field. Workshops in poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction are at the heart of the creative writing program. All admitted MFAs receive full funding, in the form of teaching assistantships or fellowships. Teaching assistantships carry a full tuition waiver, health benefits, and a stipend of about $18,600. Also, a variety of fellowships are available for graduate students.