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, 2018
Application Fee: 
$85
Contact Name: 
Sharonne Meyerson
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Susan Briante, Farid Matuk
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.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program houses three reading series, the magazines Sonora Review and DIAGRAM, Essay Daily, and the New Michigan Press, among other projects. Other features include a wide variety of literary internships and research and travel grants and the internationally renowned University of Arizona Poetry Center.

Graduates: 

Robert Boswell, Francisco Cantú, Maud Casey, Jos Charles, Ann Cummings, Danielle Geller, 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