American University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Washington, DC
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2021
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Stephanie Grant
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Kyle Dargan, David Keplinger
Fiction: Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Stephanie Grant, Patricia Park
Nonfiction: Rachel Louise Snyder

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers a number of partial tuition waivers, teaching assistantships, fellowships, and positions at the writing center.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program is affiliated with writing organizations around Washington, D.C., and features a Visiting Writers Series where award-winning writers, both emerging and established, give public readings and, when possible, master classes. Opportunities include internships in editing, publishing, and arts administration. 

The application deadline for merit awards is January 15. After January 15, the program continues to consider applications on a rolling basis. The priority application deadline for spring is November 1.


Abdul Ali, Derrick Weston Brown, Sandra Beasley, Glen Finland, Harvey Grossinger, Valzhyna Mort, Carolyn Parkhurst, Leslie Pietrzyk, Chet'la Sebree, Amy Stolls, Philip Dean Walker