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Department of English makes the list of Top 25 Underrated MFA Programs

Posted: April 19, 2011

The Department of English's new MFA program in Creative Writing made this year's Huffington Post “Top 25 Underrated MFA Programs” list.

Poet and lawyer Seth Abramson compiles the annual list, which ranks programs that fund a significant percentage of students but have not yet gotten the recognition they deserve. Abramson cited the new MFA program's full funding of incoming students, as well as the unique opportunity it offers to work alongside Michener Center faculty and students.

"You can expect this program to crack the national Top 50 sometime in the next 24 to 36 months, but for now it's still a hidden gem," Abramson writes.

The Department of English's MFA program joins Ohio State University, the University of Arkansas, and Iowa State University, among others on the list. Last year's list—the Huffington Posts's first—included Indiana University, Bowling Green State University, and Cornell.

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