Boston University

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Boston, MA
Poetry, Fiction
1-2 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Catherine F. Con
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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.


Elizabeth Alexander, Ellen Bass, Robin Becker, William Giraldi, Arthur Golden, Ha Jin, Jhumpa Lahiri, Thu Nguyen