Boston University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Boston, MA
Poetry, Fiction
1-2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2023
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Andrea Cohen, Karl Kirchwey, Robert Pinsky, Nicole Sealey
Fiction: Leslie Epstein, Jennifer Haigh, Ha Jin, Jayne Anne Phillips

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. Every student receives full tuition coverage and a teaching stipend.

The program also offers Global Fellowships, which allow students the opportunity to live, write, and explore for up to three months, anywhere in the world.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 

AGNI, Clarion, 236, Favorite Poem Project

Other Features: 

This program features the Robert Lowell Memorial Lectures reading series and the Ha Jin Visting Lectures series. There is a foreign language requirement which may be satisfied in a number of ways.

Applicants may apply for an application fee waiver.

The Creative Writing Program was first established in 1954, shortly after WWII, as an MA program.


Elizabeth Alexander, Ellen Bass, Robin Becker, Duy Doan, William Giraldi, Arthur Golden, Ha Jin, Jhumpa Lahiri, Thu Nguyen, Patricia Park, Weike Wang