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University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Genres Include:
Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
January 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Daniel Mueller
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Lisa Chavez, Emily Rapp, Luci Tapahonso, Diane Thiel
Fiction: Daniel Mueller, Julie Shigekuni, Sharon Oard Warner
Nonfiction: Lisa Chavez, David Dunaway, Greg Martin, Diane Thiel

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, Scholarships

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Blue Mesa Review, University of New Mexico Press

Other Features: 

This program hosts the Taos Summer Writers' Conference. Courses are offered in pedagogy, arts administration, and publishing. Students are also required to complete a service project.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the Blue Mesa Review/Works-in-Progress Reading Series, which pairs a faculty member with three graduate students for readings throughout the semester.


Lisa Gill, Gary Jackson, Juan Morales, Richard Vargas, Israel Wasserstein

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