Antioch University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Los Angeles, CA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Steve Heller
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Jenny Factor
Fiction and nonfiction: Steve Heller, Bernadette Murphy

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships and grants.

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Students attend two ten-day residencies each year, in June and December, in Los Angeles. The program offers a social justice focus and requires all students to conduct a community-focused field study.

In addition to poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, the program offers the opportunity to study in the genres of writing for young people and literary translation. Students also have the opportunity to spend a semester at the MFA in Writing Contemporary Media at Antioch University Santa Barbara and study writing for film and television, stage, radio, video games, and more.

The MFA Applications Screening Team begins reviewing applications on February 15, 2017, for the Summer/Fall 2017 semester and August 15, 2017, for the Winter/Spring 2018 Semester. Applications are accepted and reviewed until all seats are filled. The application fee is waived for anyone who attends an information session.


Ashaki Jackson, Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Christina Lynch, Andromeda Romano-Lax, Naomi Benaron, Bernadette Murphy, Kate Maruyama, Toni Ann Johnson, Daniel José Older, Jillian Lauren, Antonia Crane, Patrick O'Neil, Joe Jiménez, Susan Southard, Gayle Brandeis, Alistair McCartney, Peter Nichols, Khadijah Queen, John Guthrie, Mifanwy Kaiser, Andrea Quaid, Wendy C. Ortiz