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Boston University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Boston, Massachusetts
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
1-2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
February 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Catherine F. Con
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Maggie Dietz, Karl Kirchwey, and Robert Pinsky. Fiction writers: Leslie Epstein, Jennifer Haigh, Ha Jin, and Sigrid Nunez.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Fellowships, Scholarships, Stipends, Global Fellowships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

AGNI, Clarion, 236, Favorite Poem Project

Other Features: 

This program features the Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures reading series and the Ha Jin Visting Lectures series. There is a foreign language requirement which may be satisfied in a number of ways.

The program also offers Global Fellowships, which allow students the opportunity to live, write, and explore for up to three months, anywhere in the world. For the Martin Luther King Fellowship, which includes health benefits and a stipend that covers full tuition and some living expenses for an African American student, apply by February 1, 2016.


Elizabeth Alexander, Ellen Bass, Robin Becker, William Giraldi, Ha Jin, Jhumpa Lahiri, Thu Nguyen

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