Here's an interview with Peter Turchi, Director of the Piper Center for Creative Writing and ASU's MFA program. So, my boss. And someone who knows a lot about writing, teaching and the MFA for writers.

"But here’s the truth: I think any writer should go to the best program that will accept him or her, regardless of format or geographical location. The quality of the education trumps everything else. The great challenge, of course, is to recognize what makes a good MFA program, or a great one."