Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA)

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Akron, Cleveland, Kent, Youngstown, OH
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2019
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Catherine Wing
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Mary Biddinger, Phil Brady, Caryl Pagel, Craig Paulenich, Steven Reese, 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 program offers partial funding. The majority of students are funded with teaching and graduate assistantships; the program also offers opportunities with journals, presses, and poetry centers.

Other Features: 

The program also offers a degree in playwriting.

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 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.