Ashland University

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
2007
Location: 
Ashland, OH
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
20-25
Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2019
Application Fee: 
$30
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Christian Kiefer
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Dexter Booth, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Kate Gale, Douglas Manuel, Sandra Simonds

Fiction: Kirstin Chen, Brian Conn, Christian Kiefer, Sarah Monette, Nayomi Munaweera, Derek Palacio, Matthew Salesses, Naomi J. Williams

Nonfiction: Christopher Feliciano Arnold, Garrard Conley, Lily Hoang, Kate Hopper, Lauren Markham, Angela Morales, Katherine Standefer, Kelly Sundberg

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers no funding.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend an 11-day residency each July at the Ashland University campus in Ashland, Ohio.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in cross-genre study and engage with visiting writers during the summer residencies.

The priority application deadline for the non-residential (online) spring semester is September 15; the final deadline is December 1, provided there is space available in the program.

For summer residency, the priority application deadline is February 1, and applications are accepted until May 15 as long as space is available. (Students interested in the Residency in Paris must apply by November 1 of the previous calendar year.)