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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, 2016
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Barbara McGlynn
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Peter Gizzi, Dara Wier
Fiction: Noy Holland, Edie Meidav, Sabina Murray, Jeff Parker

The 2016–2017 faculty includes poets James Haug and Lynn Xu.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program fully funds nearly all students through teaching associateships and fellowships. The program also offers paid internships and the Juniper Prizes.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts a visiting writers series, the Juniper Summer Writing Institute, the Writers Work career forum series, and the jubilat/Jones Reading Series. Students have the opportunity to participate as faculty or staff at the Juniper Institute for Young Writers.

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