Bowling Green State University

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Bowling Green, OH
Poetry, Fiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2024
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jeanne Berry
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Abigail Cloud, Sharona Muir, F. Dan Rzicznek, Larissa Szporluk, Jessica Zinz-Cheresnick
Fiction: Joe Celizic, Lawrence Coates, Reema Rajbanshi, Michael Schulz

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding. The program offers teaching assistantships, program assistantships, positions with Mid-American Review, and fellowships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program features the College of Arts and Sciences Reading Series. Second-year students have the opportunity to teach creative writing; first-year students teach general composition. Graduate students also have the opportunity to propose panels and workshops for the annual Winter Wheat Festival of Writing, held every November.

Poets and writers including Madison Smartt Bell; Fred Chappell; Bernard Cooper; Stephen Dunn; Stuart Dybek; Albert Goldbarth; William Goyen; T. R. Hummer; Susan Ludvigson; Naomi Shihab Nye; A. Poulin, Jr.; Alberto Rios; Richard Russo; William Stafford; Jean Thompson; Chase Twichell; Lee Upton; David Foster Wallace; C. K. Williams; and Eleanor Wilner have published in Mid-American Review.

The Literature in English Advance Test of the GRE is not required for admission to the program.


Matt Bell, Liz Breazeale, Michael Czyzniejewski, James Daniels, Anthony Doerr, Brad Felver, Carolyn Forché, Charles Fort, Seth Fried, George Looney, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Saikat Majumdar, Jean Thompson, Anne Valente, Katrina Vandenberg, Laura Walter, Dara Wier