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Columbia College Chicago

MFA Program

A workshop at Columbia College Chicago.

MFA Program Established: 
Chicago, Illinois
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Joshua Young
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: CM Burroughs, Lisa Fishman, Matthew Shenoda, Tony Trigilio, and David Trinidad. Fiction writers: Garnett Kilberg-Cohen, Don De Grazia, Joseph Meno, Nami Mun, Samuel Park, and Alexis Pride. Nonfiction writers: Aviya Kushner and David Lazar. Poet and nonfiction writer: Jenny Boully. Fiction and nonfiction writer: T. Fleischmann.

The Elma Stuckey Writer-in-Residence for 2015–2017 is nonfiction writer T. Fleischmann.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Students enrolled in Tutor Training and Practice Teaching courses can teach for compensation, limited scholarships, and other work-study opportunities.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Columbia Poetry Review, Punctuate

Other Features: 

The program hosts an annual reading series in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Other features include opportunities to work on literary magazines Columbia Poetry Review and Punctuate; organize the student-run 33 Reading Series; and participate in the Graduate Student Instructorship Program.


Arnie Bernstein, Michael A. Black, Don DeGrazia, Stephanie Kuehnert, Joe Meno, Sam Weller, Geling Yan

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