University of Houston

MFA Program

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Program Established: 
Houston, TX
Poetry, Fiction
3 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
January 15, 2025
Application Fee: 
$50 ($80 for international applicants)
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Alexander Parsons
Core Faculty Includes: 

Poetry: Erin Belieu, Nick Flynn, francine j. harris, Kevin Prufer, Martha Serpas, Roberto Tejada
Fiction: Robert Boswell, Audrey Colombe, Chitra Divakaruni, Antonya Nelson, Alexander Parsons, Brenda Peynado, Peter Turchi
Nonfiction: Nick Flynn, Peter Turchi

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

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

In addition, the program emphasizes and offers a variety of non-teaching graduate assistantships, including editorial positions with Gulf Coast, lyric narrative health fellowships with the UH Medical School, and internships with outside organizations ranging from independent bookstores to advertising companies to literary nonprofits and presses.

Affiliated Publications/Publishers: 
Other Features: 

The program is affiliated with several major reading series, including the Inprint Margaret Root Brown reading series, the Gulf Coast reading series, and the Poison Pen series, as well as the local Writers in the Schools (WITS) program. 

Writing awards, research fellowships to underwrite residencies, as well as travel funds for the annual AWP Conference and reserved summer literary residencies are also offered.