Murray State University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2005
Location: 
Murray, KY
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Low
Duration: 
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
10-15
Application Deadline: 
April 1, 2018
Application Fee: 
$40
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Carrie Jerrell, Program Director
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Nickole Brown, Blas Falconer, Gary Jackson, Jeff Skinner
Fiction: Lynn Pruett, Dale Ray Phillips, Julia Watts, Allen Wier
Creative Nonfiction: Karen Salyer McElmurray, Christina Olson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers scholarships and financial aid.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

Students attend two nine-day residencies each year, in January and July, at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, followed by a semester-long tutorial with a faculty mentor.

The program hosts a visiting writers series. All students receive editorial internships at the student-run literary journal New Madrid.

The application deadline is October 1 for the January residency and April 1 for the July residency.