University of Baltimore

MFA Program

Program Established: 
2004
Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Genre: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Residency: 
Full
Duration: 
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
25
Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2018
Application Fee: 
$35
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Kendra Kopelke
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Kendra Kopelke, Steve Matanle
Fiction: Betsy Boyd, Jane Delury
Nonfiction: Marion Winik

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

The program offers partial funding. Several graduate teaching assistantships are available to qualified students in their second year.

The program also offers the three-year Michael F. Klein Fellowship in Creative Writing & Social Justice, given to a student whose writing demonstrates artistic merit and a strong interest in the pursuit of social justice; the fellow will receive a full tuition waiver and a graduate teaching assistantship with a stipend. 

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program hosts a reading series of writers and publishing professionals. Other features include courses on publishing, creativity, and teaching writing; a student-run reading series; internships at Baltimore arts organizations and University of Baltimore presses Plork Press and Passager Books; and the requirement for each student to write, design, and produce a book.