Minnesota State University, Mankato

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1995
Location: 
Mankato, MN
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
14
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2023
Application Fee: 
$40
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Geoffrey Herbach
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Michael Torres, Gwen Westermen
Fiction: Robin Becker, Geoff Herbach, Chris McCormick
Nonfiction: Rachael Hanel, Michael Torres

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. The program offers a stipend and full-tuition remission for those with assistantships. The program offers teaching and service assistantships, as do other units in the university.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

This program features the Good Thunder Reading Series of visiting writers as well as the Writers Bloc series of community readings.

The application deadline to be considered for a teaching or other graduate assistantship is February 1. Applications continue to be reviewed after this date, but with less chances for departmental financial support.

Graduates: 

Lesley Nneka Arimah, Jessica Guess, Nick Healy, Nicole Helget, Thomas Maltman, Michael Torres