Ashland University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Ashland, OH
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
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Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
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Contact Name: 
Christian Kiefer
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Dexter Booth, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Kate Gale

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

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

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers no funding. Graduate assistantships in publishing are available.

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Students attend a two-week residency each July at the Ashland University campus in Ashland, Ohio, where they engage with visiting writers and editors.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in cross-genre study, as well as residencies in Paris and Tuscany.

The program also offers a concentration in Sci-Fi/Fantasy writing.

The priority application deadline for the 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.)