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Boston University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
2006
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
1-2 Years
Program Size: 
18
Application Deadline:
March 1, 2015
Application Fee: 
$80
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Catherine F. Con
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Dan Chiasson, Karl Kirchwey, and Robert Pinsky. Fiction writers: Leslie Epstein, Ha Jin, and Sigrid Nunez.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Fellowships, Scholarships, Stipends, Global Fellowships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

AGNI, Clarion, 236

Other Features: 

This program features the Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures reading 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.

Graduates: 

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

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