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University of Massachusetts, Amherst

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Amherst, Massachusetts
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2014
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Barbara McGlynn
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Peter Gizzi, James Tate, and Dara Wier. Fiction writers: Noy Holland, Edie Meidav, Sabina Murray, and Jeff Parker.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Teaching Associateships, Fellowships, Research Assistantships, Paid Interships, Juniper Prizes

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Route 9, jubilat, The Massachusetts Review, University of Massachusetts Press

Other Features: 

The Applied Literary Arts program offers for-credit interships with journals, presses, schools, museums, and other institutions. Reading series include the visiting writers series and Live Lit, a reading series at Amherst Books. Other associated programs include Writers in the Schools, Writers Work Forums, the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, and the Juniper Literary Festival.

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