The University of South Carolina based in Columbia, SC offers a three-year fully funded MFA in creative writing. This MFA program focuses on literary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The MFA program at UofSC provides broad exposure to literary studies and literary theory as well as the more traditional creative writing curriculum. Funding is offered to all entering and returning MFA students through a variety of assistantships and fellowships. Graduate Teaching Assistantships that provide full tuition abatement in addition to an annual stipend ($14,800 in 2021).