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University of Texas, James A. Michener Center for Writers

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Austin, Texas
Genres Include:
Poetry and Fiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline:
December 15, 2015
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Marla Akin
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poets: Kurt Heinzelman, Lisa Olstein, and Dean Young. Fiction writer: Michael Adams, Edward Carey, Oscar Casares, Peter LaSalle, James Magnuson, Elizabeth McCracken, and Deb Olin Unferth.

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

James A. Michener Fellowships

All students are fully funded.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

Bat City

Other Features: 

The program also offers degrees in playwriting and screenwriting, and hosts a visiting writer series and a reading series. Other features include the student-run literary magazine Bat City Review, and the $50,000 Keene Prize for Literature, given annually to a student.


Kevin Powers, Philipp Meyer, Domenica Ruta, Emily Rapp, Matthew Dickman, Michael Dickman, Michael McGriff, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Abhijat Joshi, George Brant, Brian McGreevy, Fiona McFarlane, Joseph Skibell, Carson Kreitzer

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