Fresno State

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Fresno, CA
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
March 1, 2025
Application Fee: 
Contact Name: 
Jefferson Beavers
Core Faculty Includes: 

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

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.


Megan Anderson Bohigian, J. J. Anselmi, Stacey Balkun, Michelle Brittan Rosado, Anthony Cody, Monte Francis, Angela Flores, Jeffery Gleaves, Cynthia Guardado, Sarah Harian, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Janet Nichols Lynch, Tanya Nichols, Sasha Pimentel, Monique Quintana, Feroz Rather, Steven Sanchez, Navdeep Singh Dhillon, Rachel Starnes, James Tyner, Burlee Vang, Soul Choj Vang, Vuong Vu, Jer Xiong