Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA)

MFA Program

MFA Program Established: 
Akron, Cleveland, Kent, Youngstown, OH
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Program Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Steven Reese
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Mary Biddinger, Phil Brady, William Greenway, Caryl Pagel, Craig Paulenich, Catherine Wing
Fiction: Chris Barzak, Robert Miltner, Varley O’Connor, Imad Rahman, Eric Wasserman
Nonfiction: Phil Brady, David Giffels, Robert Miltner, Varley O’Connor

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The pogram offers teaching and graduate assistantships, as well as opportunities with journals, presses, and poetry centers.

Other Features: 

The NEOMFA is a consortium of Cleveland State University, Kent State University, University of Akron, and Youngstown State University; students enroll at one university but can take classes at all four. The program also offers degrees in playwriting, and hosts a visiting writing series and a reading series. Other features include the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, and the Youngstown State University Poetry Center.

Application fees vary per university from $40 to $45.