Ashland University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Ashland, OH
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
September 15, 2018
Application Fee: 
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, Sarah Monette, Nayomi Munaweera, Derek Palacio, Matthew Salesses, Naomi J. Williams

Nonfiction: Lily Hoang, Kate Hopper, Lauren Markham, Angela Morales, Katherine Standefer

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers no funding.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend a 10-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 spring semester is September 15; the final deadline is December 1, provided there is space available in the program. Applications for the summer residency are accepted starting February 1; admissions are made on a rolling basis.