Chapman University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Orange, CA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jim Blaylock
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Anna Leahy
Fiction: Mark Axelrod, Richard Bausch, Jim Blaylock, Alicia Kozameh, Martin Nakell
Nonfiction: Tom Zoellner

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers a limited number of full funding packages in the form of fellowships that include a tuition waiver, as well as teaching assistantships, scholarships, and internships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program offers a concentration in screenwriting.

The program hosts the Tabula Poetica reading series and the John Fowles Center for Literature reading series.

Other features include the John Fowles Center fiction contest and the Pub(lishing) Crawl, through which students can meet with writers, editors, and agents.

The priority application deadline for funding is February 1 for fall start. Applications received after February 1 will be considered, but will not be eligible for funding. The application deadline for spring start is November 1.


Sean Henry, Peggy Hesketh, Mike Lester, Julia Walton