Fresno State

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MFA Program

Program Established: 
Fresno, CA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2020
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Jefferson Beavers
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Corrinne Clegg Hales, Brynn Saito, Tim Skeen, Mai Der Vang
Fiction: Venita Blackburn, Joseph Cassara, 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; Fresno State MFA blog; and many student opportunities in professional publishing and editing, literary events programming, and teaching.


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