Minnesota State University, Mankato

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Mankato, MN
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
2-3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
February 1, 2023
Application Fee: 
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.


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