Boston University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2008
Location: 
Boston, MA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
1-2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
18
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
$95
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Catherine F. Con
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Karl Kirchwey, Gail Mazur, Robert Pinsky
Fiction: Leslie Epstein, Ha Jin, Sigrid Nunez

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. The program also offers the Martin Luther King Fellowship, which includes health benefits and a stipend that covers full tuition and some living expenses for an African American student.

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.

Graduates: 

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