Fresno State

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
1996
Location: 
Fresno, CA
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
12–15
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2022
Application Fee: 
$70
Contact Name: 
Jefferson Beavers
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Brynn Saito, Tim Skeen, Mai Der Vang
Fiction: Venita Blackburn, Randa Jarrar
Nonfiction: Steven Church, John Hales

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers scholarships; one-year nonresident fee waivers; teaching assistantships; graduate assistantships; and conference and travel funding.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Philip Levine Prize for Poetry book contest; Fresno Poets’ Association reading series; annual Young Writers’ Conference for area high school students; San Joaquin Literary Association; Chicanx Writers and Artists Association; Hmong American Ink & Stories club; Fresno State MFA blog; and many student opportunities in professional publishing and editing, literary events programming, and teaching.

Graduates: 

Kyle Aisteach, Megan Anderson Bohigian, J. J. Anselmi, Stacey Balkun, Michelle Brittan Rosado, Kenneth Robert Chacón, Anthony Cody, Brian Dunlap, Ronald Dzerigian, Carole A. Firstman, Kristin FitzPatrick, Monte Francis, Guiseppe Getto, Jeffery Gleaves, Cynthia Guardado, Sarah Harian, Michael Maniquiz, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Andrea Mortimer Rhodes, Janet Nichols Lynch, Tanya Nichols, Sasha Pimentel, Monique Quintana, Feroz Rather, Yinka Rose Reed-Nolan, Michael David Roberts, Steven Sanchez, Emily Jo Scalzo, Liz Scheid, Elizabeth Schulte Martin, Navdeep Singh Dhillon, Brandi Spaethe, Rachel Starnes, James Tyner, Burlee Vang, Soul Choj Vang, Vuong Quoc Vu, Ashley Wells, Erik Wilbur, Andre Yang