University of Arizona

MFA Program

Program Established: 
1972
Location: 
Tucson, AZ
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
12
Application Deadline: 
December 15, 2017
Application Fee: 
$85
Contact Name: 
Sharonne Meyerson
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Susan Briante, Farid Matuk, Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Fiction: Kate Bernheimer, Julie Iromuanya, Manuel Muñoz, Aurelie Sheehan
Nonfiction: Christopher Cokinos, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Fenton Johnson, Ander Monson

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers full funding, typically through assistantships teaching first-year writing and creative writing.

Other Features: 

The program houses the Poetry Center and three reading series. Other features include a wide variety of literary internships and research and travel grants.

Graduates: 

Robert Boswell, Francisco Cantú, Maud Casey, Ann Cummings, Loren Goodman, Tony Hoagland, Megan Kimble, Nancy Mairs, Matt Mendez, Daniyal Mueenuddin, Antonya Nelson, David James Poissant, Alberto Rios, David Rivard, Richard Russo, Justin St. Germain, Peggy Schumaker, Agha Shahid Ali, Matthew Shenoda, Richard Siken, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Peter Turchi, Padma Viswanathan, David Foster Wallace, David Wojahn