Arizona State University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Tempe, AZ
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 1, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Justin Petropoulos
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Sally Ball, Natalie Diaz, Alberto Álvaro Ríos, Solmaz Sharif, Safiya Sinclair
Fiction: Matt Bell, Jenny Irish, Tara Ison, Mitchell Jackson, T. M. McNally
Creative Nonfiction: Sarah Viren

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. The program offers teaching assistantships, Piper Fellowships, and university graduate fellowships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program partners with the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing which hosts the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series and the annual Desert Nights, Rising Stars conference. Additionally, the Piper Center offers students a variety of creative and global fellowship opportunities each year, including: teaching fellowships in Singapore; global residency fellowships to study and write abroad; one to two creative fellowships to provide summer funding for writing; and other generous forms of support that include teaching and travel scholarships.

Other features include the MFA Reading Series, opportunities to work with Four Way Books, Hayden Ferry Review, and to participate in community outreach activities such as teaching creative writing in prison.


Venita Blackburn, Dexter Booth, Dorothy Chan, Adrienne Celt, Dana Diehl, Matthew Gavin Frank, Caitlin Horrocks, Allegra Hyde, Tayari Jones, Hugh Martin, Bonnie Nadzam