The University of Central Oklahoma, home to the first comprehensive creative writing program in Oklahoma, offers an M.F.A. UCO has been offering coursework in creative writing for almost 40 years and has well established B.A. and M.A. programs in the field. Over the years, notable authors including James Dickey, Paul Engle, and Horton Foote have helped to shape the curriculum. The program publishes the journal Arcadia and offers the Carol Hamilton Creative Writing Scholarship.