University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1973
Location: 
Tuscaloosa, AL
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Cross-Genre
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
4 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
16-20
Application Deadline: 
December 20, 2017
Application Fee: 
$65
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kellie Wells
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Robin Behn, Joel Brouwer, John Estes, Heidi Lynn Staples, L. Lamar Wilson
Fiction: Michael Martone, Wendy Rawlings, Kellie Wells
Nonfiction: Hali Felt, Michael Martone, Wendy Rawlings

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding to all students through teaching assistantships and/or fellowships.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program can be completed in three years. All students are guaranteed support for a fourth year of study; many take advantage of this option in order to have a year of intensive focus on the thesis project and to gain additional teaching experience.

The program hosts the MFA Reading Series, the Bankhead Visiting Writers Series, and the Coal Royalty Chairholders teaching residencies. Students have the opportunity to teach in correctional facilities through the Alabama Prison Arts & Education Program, and in secondary schools through the Writers in Schools Program and the Creative Writing Club.